Ottawa’s Free Seminars & Baby Events – March

Feb 27

MotherWit Meet the Doula Night Ottawa

Lactation Connection Breastfeeding Meet-ups  Join MotherWit Doula Care Ottawa for our Lactation Connection Breastfeeding Meet-ups every Tuesday morning 9:30am – 11:30am Light breakfast with coffee or tea will be served as we connect and chat about the joys and challenges of breastfeeding, and life with a baby.

This is a peer to peer breastfeeding support group. Open to anyone currently breastfeeding. $5 includes coffee, tea and a light breakfast!  Directions

March 4

Adjusting To Life With A Newborn: A health discussion

FREE  Directions Here FAB BABY GEAR

Join new and expecting mothers in the community to focus on YOU – healthy is happy. We will be discussing strategies and best practices to take care of both body and mind. HealthCircle is excited to help facilitate the conversation about self-care, coping methods, and taking “some” of the worry out of being a new parent.

Chantal Genova, founder of HealthCircle has over 18 years experience in the health and wellness industry will lead you through various techniques to reduce stress and tension;
• The Top Ten List – a checklist to get you started on a healthy self-care routine
• 5 simple stretches you can do anywhere
• 3 Breathing/Mindfulness exercises

Brenda Verch, Counsellor, MA –experienced in working with those coping with life transitions, loneliness, anxiety and interpersonal struggles will speak about various strategies that will help families adjust to the new routine or lack thereof;
• Join a community – different ways to connect with other parents you can relate with/ find support
• Find your footing – feeling the squeeze in the sandwich generation
• Reduce the worry – strategies that allow you to block out the noise and trust your parental instincts
Best of all this seminar is complimentary because we love bringing you knowledge to help you be the best you!


March 4th

Baby Box Extravaganza!!!  Directions to Event 

You will not want to miss this Baby Box Extravaganza!!! We have over 30 LOCAL vendors coming together to bring you information on products and services that are available in the Ottawa & surrounding areas!!!! Bring all of your family and friends to help raise some money for CHEO as well!!!
Please note when registering, you are only registering for the Baby Box, not for how many people are attending the event with you. One Baby Box per family unless you are expecting twins or triplets.
All new and expecting Ontario parents are eligible for a FREE Ontario Baby Box. Babes & Beyond is hosting a Baby Box Extravaganza at the Dovercourt Recreation Association for new and expecting parents to pick up their Ontario Baby Box.
There will be door prizes, food, music and a demonstration from Salsa Babies Ottawa which you do not want to miss!!! Local business will have products for you to purchase at the event!!!!!
*** You MUST complete the online syllabus and register through Eventbrite BEFORE picking up your Baby Box on March 4,2018.
Click on link for the 3 Easy Steps to complete the syllabus for a Baby Box if you have not already done so.

For further information please contact us at

March 5

Maternal Mood Disorder Peer Support

Are you a mom who is dealing with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety or other postpartum mood disorders? Join Sherry (owner of Ottawa Doula Services) the first Monday of every month for a chat on depression, self-care and making in through.
This is a peer support group and does not replace treatment from you care provider. Please note that there is no room to park strollers. Direction to the Ottawa Integrative


March 6

FREE infant & toddler sleep seminar.

Sleep challenges? Join The Happy Sleep Company at Monkey Around Play & Learn Centre on March 6 from 10:30-11:30am for a free infant & toddler sleep seminar.  Event Details

Erin Junker, Professional Infant & Toddler Sleep Consultant and Owner of The Happy Sleep Company will provide sleep education, information on common baby and toddler sleep hurdles and tips for how to overcome these challenges, and will have plenty of time for individual questions from moms and dads!

March 12 & 19th

The Mom Lounge

It can take a village to mother. Feeding isn’t without its challenges and women benefit from coming together to help one another. Having a safe space to talk, laugh, learn and be cared for makes such a difference. We invite you to The Mom Lounge – come, relax, eat, drink and chat. The Mom Lounge is open to all women feeding their babies – it doesn’t matter if this is your first or your third, if you’re just starting or have been nursing your children for years. You don’t have to be facing difficulties – maybe you just want to connect. A nominal fee of $5 is collected. Enjoy ample, free parking.

March 21

MotherWit Meet the Doula Night Ottawa  

Directions to event 

Pregnant or know someone that is? Come and learn more about how MotherWit Doula Care can support you and your partner during this incredible journey! Just had a baby, feeling overwhelmed or need help with daily chores so you can focus on bonding with your baby? Come learn how a MotherWit Postpartum Doula can help you! Meet other expecting and new parents and learn more about what resources are available to you in the community! Join MotherWit Doula Care Ottawa on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm @ The Nest 779 Bank St #203 Ottawa ON (The Glebe)
Email for more information

March 27


Join National Capital Doulas – Amie Scharfe and Andria Bell (also of Bells Babies) for our monthly Babywearing 101. Everyone is welcome – whether you are wearing your baby, your toddler, or you’re pregnant and wanting to learn more about carrying your baby. Learn about the various wraps, slings, and carriers – how to use them, safety tips, fit, and more. Get your questions answered, try different wearing options, and meet other parents. We’ll provide snacks and a warm, inviting environment for you to ask questions and learn together. This is a free event! There is ample free parking! We’re located in the program room of the Emerald Plaza branch of the public library. 1547 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 4V3, Canada



Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre 

Events Calendar March 

Many Free and Paid options

Growing a baby—and a mother As you come into your own as a mother, your body is changing dramatically. So too may your sense of who you are and how you envision your life. To help you navigate these significant shifts and gain confidence in your new role, the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre offers a wealth of services such as massage therapy, nutritional counselling, and prenatal yoga classes. Visit our calendar to view all of our upcoming services and classes, or view the list of service providers at the Centre. You can also check out our resources for pregnant women to learn more about how you can best care for yourself and your baby.

April 24

Infant & Toddler Sleep Troubles Seminar 

FREE  Directions 

Erin Junker, Professional Infant & Toddler Sleep Consultant and Owner of The Happy Sleep Company, will offer a free baby sleep seminar to answer all of your baby sleep Qs! Erin will discuss the importance of sleep – how much sleep babies need, and how many naps they require at various ages – as well as common baby sleep challenges, and important tips that can get parents started on the road to great sleep for baby. Erin will also be available to answer individual questions. Let’s get some amazing, healthy rest for the whole family!

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