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Workshops & Classes

If you would like to host a workshop, event or seminar at one of our locations, please email us at classes@gofiddleheads.com.

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

 

Fiddlehead Ferns Parent Drop-in and Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support

When: Tuesdays

Time: 10am-11:30am 

Where: BEDFORD Location 

Please pop by our weekly parent and breastfeeding support group to chat with Amy MacAulay of Embrace Doula about any concerns or questions you may have. Grab a warm beverage and cozy up with your little one in our nursing friendly environment.  All are welcome!

 

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Sleep Solutions with Lindsay Lewis 

sleep solutions

 

 When: Sunday April 28th, 2019

Time: 10am-11am

Where: Bedford location

Cost: $10 per person

Description:

Join Lindsay, from Lindsay Lewis Sleep Solutions for a one hour workshop which covers her 7 tips for sleep success. These tips are great for any age and any situation! Handouts will be provided and Lindsay will also answer any questions you might have to ensure sleep success!

To register please call our Bedford location at 902-405-8801 or register online

*PAYMENT SECURES YOUR SPOT*

 About Lindsay:

Lindsay is the only certified Sleep SenseTM Consultant in Nova Scotia. The methods she teaches have been used worldwide by more than 100,000 families to quickly and gently solve their children’s sleep problems. Please visit her website www.lindsaylewissleep.com to review the list of services she provides.

 

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 Introduction to Baby Led Weaning

BLW

BEDFORD:

When: May 19th, 2019

Time: 10am-11am

Cost: $10 per person

Register online or call 902-405-8801 *payment secures your spot*

 Workshop Description:

Wondering about how to introduce solid foods to your baby? Interested in skipping purees? This workshop is geared to parents who are intrigued by the concept of baby led weaning, and/or have questions about introducing solids to their child.

Topics covered include:

• What is Baby Led Weaning?

• What are the advantages over regular baby food?

• Nutritional & Developmental considerations and requirements

 Resources and recipes Handouts will be provided, along with ample time for questions and discussion.

 

About Jenn:

JSH

Led by Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber, RD, ND and mother of 3 children who have been introduced to solids using the Baby Led Weaning method, Dr. Jenn will combine personal experience with professional expertise as a Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Dietitian.

 

 

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cpr and choking prevention mini workshop - FULL

FULL

Where: Bedford location

When:  Sun March 24th 2019 

Time: 9:30am-11am

Cost: $40+tax per person

You can register online or by calling our Bedford location at (902)-405-8801, or feel free to drop in to register! *Payment secures your spot*

Join Registered Nurse and owner of the Mama Coach Halifax, Kaleigh MacDonald-Tremblay for an hour and a half of instruction about the basics of CPR and airway obstruction skills. 

This workshop will cover:

  • Pediatric Chain of survival
  • When to use CPR
  • How to check for breathing and responsiveness
  • CPR sequence approved by St. Johns Ambulance
  • Practice time on instructor provided manikins
  • Signs of foreign-body aspiration and what to do if baby can not breathe
  • Signs of choking and how to respond to this
The workshop is 60-90 minutes in length, including time for questions. Please arrive on time as there is a lot of information to cover. Please advise if you have any specific learning needs, or physical limitations at kaleigh@themamacoach.ca. Kaleigh is happy to work with all abilities. Babies are also welcome at all of the Mama Coach classes, this should never to be a barrier to your learning. 

About Kaleigh:

Kaleigh MacDonald-Tremblay is a Registered Nurse and owner of The Mama Coach Halifax. The Mama Coach is a group of Registered Nurses who assist families all over Canada however, Kaleigh is the only Mama Coach serving the Maritimes.

Kaleigh was born and raised in Halifax, NS and attended Dalhousie University Nursing School where she received her BScN in 2014. Shortly after graduation she began working at the South Shore Regional Hospital in their Oncology Clinic and Emergency Department.

In 2016 Kaleigh and husband Guillaume welcomed daughter Adelia to their family of two dogs and two cats and more recently in 2018 a son, Alister. These life-changing events led Kaleigh to look for ongoing support systems for new moms and their families.

She embraced the Mama Coach program when she discovered that it offers a unique one-on-one program, developed and tailored to the specific needs of each individual family. The Mama Coach uses science and empathy to develop all of their programs and is committed to making motherhood easier.

 

 

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Infant Massage with Amy MacAulay of Embrace Doula

infant massage

When: Thurs March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th

Time: 11am-12pm

Where: Bedford

Description:

Join us for this relaxing and friendly baby massage class! Infant massage helps to form a strong bond of love and trust with your baby, as well as ease discomfort and stimulate your baby’s neurological development. Parents, parents-to-be and family members are all welcome. Great way to meet other parents with babies as well!

You can register online or by calling our Bedford location at (902)-405-8801

About Amy

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Amy MacAulay (EmbraceDoula) is a certified Infant Massage Facilitator (IAIM), teaching infant massage techniques to parents and caregivers since 2007.
Previously having facilitated at resource centers and privately in families homes, Amy is excited to see the continuation of health at Fiddleheads. With her background as a certified Birth Doula and an Early Childhood Educator and being a mother herself, Amy brings her knowledge, experience and passion and love for working with infants and their families to each and every class.
Join her in her infant massage classes where you will learn how to massage your infant, connect with your baby and meet other parents.

 

 

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st john ambulance level c - cpr certification

 

Date: Wed April 24th, May 1st, May 8th and May 15th

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Location:  Fiddleheads Kids Shop Bedford

Cost: $95+tax per person

Description:

Hosted by Kaleigh MacDonald-Tremblay of The Mama Coach, this course will be held over four, 1.5hr evening classes. Please join us to learn the necessary skills to act swiftly and effectively in a life threatening situation. Knowing what to do can save your child's life or someone else's life and this class will give you the skills and confidence you need.

The most comprehensive level of training available, this course provides all the skills required for Adult, Child, and Infant Resuscitation; including One and Two Rescuer CPR, First Aid for Choking, and proper use of barrier devices.  Every graduate of a first aid course receives a certificate with an expiry date. Each certificate is numbered and electronically recorded in a centralized database. First Aid certification is valid for three years.
 
Please register here 
 
*PAYMENT CONFIRMS YOUR SPOT*
 
Note: there will be a two week regisration cut off for this course.

 

Navigating Allergies with The Mama Coach

allergy

Where: TBD

When: TBD

Time: TBD

The fear of allergies can be difficult when caring for our children. No one is able to predict an allergic reaction, and that can be scary when exposing babies and toddlers to new foods. Join Registered Nurse and owner of the Mama Coach Halifax, Kaleigh MacDonald-Tremblay for a class that aims to prepare you for managing allergies and anaphylaxis in your children.

 The following topics will be covered:

• What are allergies?
• What are the priority allergens?
• Symptoms of allergic reactions
• Anaphylaxis
• Treatment for allergic reactions
• How to avoid allergic reactions
• Reading food labels
• Preventing cross contamination
• Living with food allergies in children including, social events, school, and travel

You can register online or by calling our Bedford location at (902)-406-4220, or feel free to drop in to register!

The workshop is 60-90 minutes in length, including time for questions. Please arrive on time as we have a lot of information to cover in our time together. Babies are also welcome at all of my classes. Please advise if you have any specific learning needs, or physical limitations at kaleigh@themamacoach.ca

About Kaleigh:

Kaleigh MacDonald-Tremblay is a Registered Nurse and owner of The Mama Coach Halifax. The Mama Coach is a group of Registered Nurses who assist families all over Canada however, Kaleigh is the only Mama Coach serving the Maritimes.

Kaleigh was born and raised in Halifax, NS and attended Dalhousie University Nursing School where she received her BScN in 2014. Shortly after graduation she began working at the South Shore Regional Hospital in their Oncology Clinic and Emergency Department.

In 2016 Kaleigh and husband Guillaume welcomed daughter Adelia to their family of two dogs and two cats and more recently in 2018 a son, Alister. These life-changing events led Kaleigh to look for ongoing support systems for new moms and their families.

She embraced the Mama Coach program when she discovered that it offers a unique one-on-one program, developed and tailored to the specific needs of each individual family. The Mama Coach uses science and empathy to develop all of their programs and is committed to making motherhood easier.

 

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 pelvic floor physiotherapy for new and expectant mothers

physio

Where: Bedford location

When:TBD

Time: TBD

Cost: TBD

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is about a lot more than just Kegels! Throughout pregnancy, your body undergoes significant changes to allow for the growth and development of your precious baby on board.  This however, can be an uncomfortable and sometimes painful process for some women. When baby arrives, new challenges and issues can sometimes arise and many women don’t know where to turn or if these things are normal.

Join Krista Ross, certified pelvic floor physiotherapist, as she discusses some of the most common questions and concerns regarding your pelvic health during and after pregnancy.  The workshop will provide and overview of such things as preventing low back pain and sciatica, safe core strengthening, return to exercise post-delivery, diastasis recti, incontinence, prolapse, scar tissue massage and more.  We’ll discuss when it is appropriate to practice Kegels or how to check yourself for abdominal separation. This event has been developed for women who are pregnant or who have recently given birth; however, it is open to all moms who are curious about how physiotherapy can help with their pelvic health.

To register please call our Bedford location 902-406-4220 or register online

 

 About Krista:

Krista Ross (MScPT) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology (Hons) from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University.  Since her graduation in 2012, she has obtained experience in a wide variety of populations, including neurological, orthopaedic, paediatric, vestibular/vertigo and pelvic health.  Following graduation, she completed her Level 1 Advanced Manual Therapy skills training, giving her a more ‘hands-on’ approach to physiotherapy. She has also spent time teaching and assisting upper-level students at the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy.

Krista has a special interest in women’s health and has obtained her certification as a pelvic floor physiotherapist.  As a mom of two young boys, she gained a better understanding of the effects of pregnancy and motherhood and is passionate about helping women enjoy these special times in life.  She is currently studying to become a Rost-certified pelvic floor physiotherapist which gives her further expertise in the area of physiotherapy during pregnancy. She has also completed pelvic health training specific to women athletes, giving her a deeper knowledge about return to exercise after pregnancy and pelvic health issues during sports.