What is The Mama Coach Network?
Motherhood is the biggest transition women make in their lifetime. It can be isolating, and the internet can be a scary place to find information.
Postpartum depression and anxiety is on the rise, partly because of the huge pressures to be the “perfect mom”.
The Mama Coach is a company comprised of Registered Nurses. We are all mamas and we get it. There are a million ways to parent and we want to support you in your journey. We are the only Mom group comprised of only Health Professionals. You will get all the information, without the judgement.
We have developed an 8 week course that is full of reliable information on your baby and motherhood, and also has a huge element of fun. It is so important to have opportunity to relax and enjoy your baby and we have chosen our favourite activities to help with that.
Sign up and bring a Friend for free for the entire 8 week session! Sign yourself up and we will email you for your friend's details!
Vancouver: Creekside Community Centre. Starting Jan 31 -Wednesdays 10-1130 AM. (Amanda Archibald RN- 0-12 months)
Calgary South East: Mckenzie Town Hall, Mondays starting Jan. 29 @ 930 am - 11 am. (Sam Kimura RN0-12months)
Calgary West: Counterpoint Dance Academy Marda Loop. Mondays Starting Jan 29, from 10-1130 am (Kate Macdonald RN- 0-12 months)
Calgary North: Panorama Hills (Location TBA). Tuesdays, Starting Jan. 30 from 10-1130 am (Carrie Bruno RN- 0-12 months)
Edmonton South: My Little Gym (Windermere). Starting Feb 2 Fridays 10-1130 AM. (Marie Milburn, RN - 0-12 months)
Stony Plain: Location TBA Starting Mondays Jan 29 from 10-1130 am (Aleisha Hartick RN - 0-12 months)
Grande Prairie: Seva Yoga, starting Tuesdays Jan. 30 from 10-1130 am. (Jenny Hamilton, RN. 0-12 months)
Lloydminster: The Root, Starting Wednesdays, Jan 31 from 10-1130 am. (Amanda Pare RN. 0-12 months)
Hamilton: Dundas Museum and Archives. Thursdays, starting Feb 1 from 10-1130. (Lisa Ketchmark RN. 0-12 months)
Early Pregnancy Support
Are you newly pregnant and feeling nervous?
Early pregnancy is an exciting but can also feel very overwheming. There are a lot of “what if’s” and the internet can fuel anxiety when women search for answers to the many questions they have.
The Mama Coach early pregnancy support provides reliable information to all of those questions. Have weekly contact with a Registered Nurse (a Mama Coach) and learn all about the early stages of your pregnancy.
Newborn – 6 months
Transition to motherhood here! Or maybe this isn’t your first- adjust to having more than one little one.
Decrease your anxiety and have access to a Registered Nurse every week, as well as come out and have some fun! All mamas in this class are in a similar stage and there is lots to talk about!
6 months – 12 months
Life is changing as your baby grows and this Network covers all of it!
You’ve settled into motherhood and are finding yourself asking new questions. Your baby is eating solids, may be mobile and developing at a crazy pace! This network covers new topics that address babies 6-12 months and includes fun activities that will also engage your little one.
Toddlers and beyond
Your little one is not so little anymore! How did that happen? Bring your toddler and lets talk about them!
Life is busy with a toddler and we want to help! It is a beautiful time that also has some challenges. We will talk all things toddler.. sleep, picky eating, milestones, tantrums, attachment and more.
What does each Network look like?
8 week sessions
Once a week for 90 minutes
Bring your baby and get to know other moms with babies of a similar age
Each class has a learning component where each mama will have opportunity to ask questions and get answers from a Registered Nurse
Examples of weekly topics include:
- Breastfeeding and bottle feeding
- Starting solids and food allergies
- Post Partum Depressin & Anxiety
- Dealing with illness with your little one
- Developmental milestones
- Pelvic floor physio
- Dental hygiene
- Mom guilt
- Transitioning back to work
- and many more
The Mama Coach wants to help you make lasting friendships with other Mamas and give you opportunities to enjoy your little one! Each week half of our session is spent doing exactly this.
Here are some examples:
- Baby massage
- Baby yoga
- Mini mom makeovers
- Outdoor activities
- Craft and fun DIY projects