Newborn 101

Upcoming dates: April 27, May 25, June 23, Sept 8 from 9:30-1:30 at The Midwives’ Clinic.

Welcoming your baby to the world can be a transformational event in any one’s life, and unfortunately, babies don’t come with a manual. We have created this course with you in mind, whether you are new parents, experienced parents, or even soon-to-be grandparents, this course covers the A-Z of what to expect with a newborn from sleep to feeding to diapering a baby.

By joining us you can expect to walk away with the following:

  1. Identify normal newborn appearances and behaviour
  2. Understand the basics around an ideal latch for breastfeeding
  3. Learn about healing and recovery from birth and information about postpartum mood disorders
  4. Baby hygiene (diapering, bathing and dressing baby)
  5. What to expect from a newborn, including sleep, and how you can grab some zzz’s too.
  6. Normalizing the 4th Trimester and how to cope
  7. How to build your village

You will also receive our Postpartum Survival Guide, which covers everything we cover in class, this way if you forget anything after baby arrives you have easy access to all the information in your trusted guide.

Course Instructors

Megan Tasker

Megan is a childbirth and infant sleep educator, doula, yoga instructor, and a single mother by choice, Megan is passionate about supporting expectant parents, no matter their family structure, through this life changing journey. Megan is an enthusiastic, and non-judgmental support, who infuses her classes with humour, lively dialogue, and is sensitive to the unique needs and desires of the families who’ve entrusted her to be their support. Before getting in to birth work, Megan spent over a decade working in research focusing much of her energy in maternal and sexual health. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology.

 

 

 

Sarah Leslie

Hi, I’m Sarah! I’ve worked as a midwife at The Midwives Clinic since 2003 and love working with new parents and their sweet newborns. I have three big kids of my own; Lucy, Ben and Rowan who have taught me so much about parenting! During my daily life as a midwife I share information and support my clients to make informed decisions about their pregnancies, births and newborns. Supporting clients in the early stages of their parenting journey is both fun and deeply rewarding. I hope I can share the tricks and tips that I’ve learned over the years from both my professional and personal life to help you in your new journey.