Expectant & New Moms’ Group

Are you pregnant or have recently given birth? Do you feel like there are many things you would like to learn about your body, your baby, and what comes next? Learn more about pregnancy and life with a new baby with guest speakers, other moms-to-be and new moms. Ask questions, relax and chat about what is important for you now.

Come to:

  • Gain insight into various aspects of pregnancy including nutrition, emotional and physical changes, labour and delivery, and post-partum issues such as feeding your baby and taking care of yourself.
  • Find support and access resources.
  • Meet guest speakers, exchange ideas and experiences with other women regarding various aspects of pregnancy and life with baby.

Pregnant & postnatal students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their babies are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required. Expectant and New Moms’ Group is a collaborative initiative of the Family Care Office and the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Fall 2011

Topic Facilitator
Pregnancy Changes & Concerns Maria Jardim, Information and Outreach Coordinator for the Family Care Office
Pregnancy & Relationships: Keeping Them Healthy
Stages of Labours: Birthing Hopes & Fears
Feeding Your Baby
Sharing Experiences & Stories on Pregnancy, Birthing, Babies and the Changes in Your Life (non-facilitated session)

Winter 2012

Topic Facilitator
Caring for Yourself and Your Baby (Networking for last half hour) Debra Williams-Conliffe, PHN
Strollers, Slings, Breast Pumps, and other gadgets
Oral and Dental Health of Infants and Young Children (Networking for last half hour) Dr. Gajanan (Kiran) Kulkarni BDS, LL B, M Sc, D Ped Dent, Ph D, FRCD(C)
Infant Massage Petrina Fava, RN, CIMT
Growth & Development (Networking for last half hour) Debra Williams-Conliffe, PHN
Adjustments to New Life (Networking for last half hour) Debra Williams-Conliffe, PHN

Fall 2012 Topics

Pregnancy Changes & Concerns
Relationships – Keeping Them Healthy
Stages of Labour – Birthing Hopes & Fears
Sharing experiences & stories on pregnancy, birthing, babies and the changes in your life
Bringing Baby Home

Fall 2016 & Winter 2017 Topics

Topic Facilitator
Equipment & Gadgets You Will Really Need
Pregnancy Changes & Concerns Jody MacDonald, RN EdD, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
The Birthing Experience
Feeding Your Baby
Caring for Yourself & Your Baby
Adjusting Your Family Life