Shift Career Coaching – a new resource for moms in Winnipeg!

Transitioning from work, to having a baby and going on parental leave, then transitioning through your career with a young family can leave you with questions, plus a need for additional support. Shift Career Coaching is a new business in Winnipeg that aims to help women journey through their careers and motherhood. This is very much needed!

Shift Career Coaching: Meg Valdmanis-Miller is an experienced Career Practitioner and Mom with a heart for helping women navigate their careers through motherhood.

Owner Meg offers a variety of career resources are available on the Shift Blog and allows to you keep up to date by subscribing to the Motherhood Advantage e-newsletter.

Meg also runs a self-paced online career course, the Motherhood Advantage Program, to help you transition your career through pregnancy or new motherhood. One-on-one career coaching is available virtually by phone, Skype or FaceTime. Questions are always welcome by contacting Meg or finding her on Facebook.

Planning a Photography Session this Fall? Check out the ‘Spring Into Fall’ Promotion!

Details:
SAVE 50% off regular priced sessions when you Reserve ANY Photography Session with Imagery by Bean for August, September, October or November 2018. Promotion valid: April 18 – April 25th, 2018. Portfolio: www.imagerybybean.ca.

You can reserve a session by contacting Imagery by Bean directly: Call 204-990-3519 or email imagerybybean@beanfamilywellness.com.

This promotion includes all maternity, newborn, baby, child, family photography collections. Full details can be found on the Bean Family Wellness Website or by contacting Bean Family Wellness / Imagery by Bean.

Save 50% off photography sessions for Aug., Sept., Oct., or Nov., when you reserve April 18-25.

Save $20 on a Prenatal Childbirth Class with Bean Family Wellness

Winnipeg Prenatal Class Promotion - Save $20 off with code LITTLEBEANS20

Winnipeg Prenatal Childbirth Class Promotion – Save $20 off with code LITTLEBEANS20 – Valid April 18-25.

Bean Family Wellness is hosting a special promotion April 18-25, 2018 on Prenatal Classes. Just in time for Spring and Summer babies!

Details:
Register between April 18 – April 25, 2018 to save $20 off your choice of prenatal class. Your class can occur at any time in the future.

This promotion includes: Group Prenatal Childbirth Classes, Private In-home Prenatal Childbirth Classes, and Refresher Childbirth Classes.

To register, visit and use coupon code LITTLEBEANS20: https://www.beanfamilywellness.com/winnipeg-manitoba-childbirth-class-register/

This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, or gift certificates.

Apply to be part of the Baby Box Study (University of Manitoba / WRHA)

Are you more than 32 weeks pregnant? Or do you have a baby less than 4 weeks old? If so you may qualify to participate in the Baby Box (Portable Bassinet) Study. Read below to learn more.

If you don’t qualify but know of someone who might be interested, please feel free to share the image in this post.

“Do you need a safe place for your baby to sleep but don’t have a crib? This research study will help you get a safe place for your baby to sleep and help you to learn more about how to keep your baby healthy and safe. If you are 32 or more weeks pregnant or have a newborn less than 4 weeks of age, and you don’t have a crib, cradle, or bassinet for your baby, you may be eligible.

Please call us at (204) 451-0621 or email lwarda@wrha.mb.ca to find out more or sign up!”

Study Ad V3 – Social Media April 2018

 

Born Exhibit – Birth Photographers of Manitoba

BORN EXHIBIT – Professional Birth Photographers of Manitoba

  • Grand Opening Reception February 24th at 7:30pm
  • Where? Pembina Hills Arts Centre, 352 Stephen Street Morden, MB, R6M 1T5 Canada (click for map)

Born is a first of it’s kind exhibit in Manitoba. Highlighting Professional Birth Photographer s of Manitoba at the The Pembina Hills Arts Centre. Nine birth photographers in Manitoba will have their photographic artwork featured as part of this event:

  • Catherine Brown
  • Holly Klassen
  • Ilissa Kolly
  • Megan Stoneman
  • Alicia Thwaites
  • Jennifer Doran
  • Elliana Gilbert
  • Luci Stebner
  • Carla Bryski

Come to view the artwork and read the stories of families welcoming their babies earthside at ‘Born’. The Born Exhibit will help to normalize and de-stigmatize birth in Manitoba. Join us!

Give blood for moms this month!

Before I entered my childbearing years, I was happy to give blood on a semi-regular basis – I figure those who can, should! Let’s face it, giving blood isn’t really a walk in the park,  but it sure feels good to know that it can save someone’s life. (And the cookies you get afterwards are a sweet bonus!) When I am done having kids, I know that giving blood will be a priority for me again… for now my body has a hard time with having enough iron, so I’ve made a personal choice to put blood donation on hold during this season of life.

I was amazed to learn that every week in Manitoba, Canadian Blood Services must collect just over 1,000 units of blood to keep up with local patient demand. It is an unfortunate fact that some of those units will be used to help mothers who have complications during labor.

For the rest of May, Canadian Blood Services is encouraging you to take an hour out of your day and donate blood. Bring a friend or a family member and donate on behalf of all mothers who are now able to hold their baby because someone decided to GIVE LIFE.

Go to www.blood.ca to book your appointment at 777 William Ave, today.

Upcoming Retreats: Healing From Your Difficult Birth

Sarah Picken and Janelle Hebb are holding two upcoming retreats on healing from difficult birth experiences. See the posters and more info on Sarah and Janelle below.

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Sarah Picken and Janelle Hebb are both finishing their studies this year in the Marriage and Family Therapy (Master’s degree) program through the University of Winnipeg. They have each been seeing clients for several years as part of their requirements and will be graduating this year. Sarah has a private practice specializing in treating birth trauma (http://sacredhealing.org).  Janelle is a  certified yoga instructor through Yoga Centre Winnipeg; they incorporate yoga and meditation into their retreats. 

Upcoming Couples’ Retreat: Healing After Pregnancy Loss

Couples who have endured loss at any point during pregnancy may be interested in this upcoming retreat. See more details on the event and the therapists below.

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Sarah Picken and Janelle Hebb are both finishing their studies this year in the Marriage and Family Therapy (Master’s degree) program through the University of Winnipeg. They have each been seeing clients for several years as part of their requirements and will be graduating this year. Sarah has a private practice specializing in treating birth trauma (http://sacredhealing.org).  Janelle is a  certified yoga instructor through Yoga Centre Winnipeg; they incorporate yoga and meditation into their retreats. 

UBC Seeking Participants for Childbirth Fear Study

UBC is looking for participants for a study on childbirth fears:

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“We recently launched a study on childbirth concerns and are looking for pregnant women who are over 18 and living in Canada to participate.

With this research, we will assess the validity of a new screening tool for fear of childbirth, and explore the relationship between fear of childbirth, and mental health, history of trauma and symptoms of post-traumatic stress.  We hope to create educational materials using the study results.”

Registration Link: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/childbirth-fear-study-intake/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChildbirthFearStudy