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HUB PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Upcoming events

    • April 18, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Sometimes, a medical intervention is needed to keep a birthing person or their baby safe during childbirth. Learning about these medical interventions during pregnancy can help you feel empowered if one is required during your birth process. In this class, you’ll learn about the purpose, benefits, and risks of medical interventions and how to make informed decisions about your birth.

    Feel free to bring a partner or support person so they will feel more confident and prepared to provide support throughout the birth process.

    Topics covered include:

    • informed choice and how to make informed decisions
    • routine medical interventions
    • unique medical interventions (induction, augmentation, vacuum/forceps, episiotomy, cesarean birth)
    • strengthening your relationship with your healthcare provider
    • birth plans and other communication tools

    Because each group of participants is unique and brings their own lived experience, the class is adaptable to your questions.

    HUB Facilitator:

    Morgan Glover, CBE, CBS, l She/Her 

    Morgan is honoured and deeply humbled to reside on the unceded ancestral territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, where she enjoys life in the north with her partner and two young kids. 

    Morgan is committed to empowering people with evidence-based information and trusting them as the experts of their experiences. Morgan's training and experience as a Dual-Certified Childbirth Educator, a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, a Lactation Consultant Intern in pursuit of IBCLC, a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, and a parent who respects that the journey from pregnancy through early parenthood is unforgettable, holds profound emotional significance and is unique for everyone, has shaped her person-centered approach to care. Morgan's passion for support and ability to identify resource deficits, develop programs, and evoke positive change contribute to her role as Program Manager of The Pregnancy HUB and owner/operator of Be With Birth Childbirth Education and Infant Feeding Support, which together provides the privilege of serving and journeying alongside individuals and families across BC. 


    • April 25, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Feeding a newborn baby requires learning and practice, even for experienced parents and caregivers. That’s why it's important to build a foundation of knowledge to support your journey. In this class, you’ll learn to identify and meet your baby’s feeding needs more confidently in the first 40 days after birth.

    Feel free to bring a partner or support people so that they will be better prepared to navigate newborn feeding with you.

    Topics covered include:

    • human milk composition
    • how to establish lactation & chest/breastfeeding
    • hunger and fullness cues
    • positioning basics
    • how to know your baby is feeding well
    • separation, milk expression, alternate feeding methods
    • chest/breastfeeding and harm reduction
    • navigating common feeding concerns
    • where to access infant feeding support

    Because each group of participants is unique and brings their own lived experience, the class is adaptable to your questions.

    HUB Facilitator:

    Morgan Glover, CBE, CBS, l She/Her 

    Morgan is honoured and deeply humbled to reside on the unceded ancestral territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, where she enjoys life in the north with her partner and two young kids. 

    Morgan is committed to empowering people with evidence-based information and trusting them as the experts of their experiences. Morgan's training and experience as a Dual-Certified Childbirth Educator, a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, a Lactation Consultant Intern in pursuit of IBCLC, a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, and a parent who respects that the journey from pregnancy through early parenthood is unforgettable, holds profound emotional significance and is unique for everyone, has shaped her person-centered approach to care. Morgan's passion for support and ability to identify resource deficits, develop programs, and evoke positive change contribute to her role as Program Manager of The Pregnancy HUB and owner/operator of Be With Birth Childbirth Education and Infant Feeding Support, which together provides the privilege of serving and journeying alongside individuals and families across BC. 


    • May 02, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    The first few weeks of parenthood are unique, with many new experiences, challenges, and unknowns. In this class, you’ll learn the essentials of caring for your newborn baby and yourself and practical tools that support healing and promote a more peaceful and fulfilling postpartum time.

    Feel free to bring a partner or support people so that they will be better prepared to navigate new parenthood and postpartum with you.

    Topics covered include:

    • preparing for new parenthood
    • the first hours after birth
    • newborn medical procedures
    • baby care (sleep, attachment, hygiene, teething, and the basics of feeding)
    • supporting postpartum healing
    • lifestyle adjustments for new parents & caregivers

    Because each group of participants is unique and brings their own lived experience, the class is adaptable to your questions.

    HUB Facilitator:

    Morgan Glover, CBE, CBS l She/Her 

    Morgan is honoured and deeply humbled to reside on the unceded ancestral territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, where she enjoys life in the north with her partner and two young kids. 

    Morgan is committed to empowering people with evidence-based information and trusting them as the experts of their experiences. Morgan's training and experience as a Dual-Certified Childbirth Educator, a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, a Lactation Consultant Intern in pursuit of IBCLC, a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, and a parent who respects that the journey from pregnancy through early parenthood is unforgettable, holds profound emotional significance and is unique for everyone, has shaped her person-centered approach to care. Morgan's passion for support and ability to identify resource deficits, develop programs, and evoke positive change contribute to her role as Program Manager of The Pregnancy HUB and owner/operator of Be With Birth Childbirth Education and Infant Feeding Support, which together provides the privilege of serving and journeying alongside individuals and families across BC. 


    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 



    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need. The instructor, Heather, is a registered physiotherapist who provides suggestions for the most common pelvic floor questions and concerns for perinatal people that can be utilized at home.  

    This recorded class covers the following concerns:

    Prenatal - 20 Weeks’ Gestation

    • Stiffness Rebalancing
    • 2nd Trimester Pelvic Muscle Touch-Relaxation
    • Deep External Pelvic Floor Release and Activation
    • Breathing Makeover

    Prenatal - 30 Weeks’ Gestation

    • Pay Attention to Your Bowel Movements
    • 3rd Trimester Pelvic Muscle Touch-Relax
    • Squat Training
    Post-Partum - Vaginal Delivery
    • Trauma Help
    • Saddle Map Exercise
    • Prone Lying
    • Dead Bug Arms
    • Transverse Abs with Scarf Assistance

    Post-Partum - C-Section Delivery

    • Trauma Help
    • Saddle Mapping
    • Skin Sensory Training
    • Scar Massage
    • Elastic Support
    • Dead Bug Arms
    • Transverse Abs with Scarf Assistance
    • Deep External Pelvic Floor Release and Activation

    This video is made possible in collaboration between the Fernie Women’s Centre, Ahead of the Curve Physiotherapy, People&, with the funding support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

    This recorded video will be available until May 25 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    Heather Kerr, registered physiotherapist.

     Heather has been practising in the Elk Valley since 2002, where Heather started as the first physiotherapist prescribing custom foot orthotics and specializing in gait analysis. Heather went on to obtain a Certificate in Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy and a license to practice acupuncture.

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This 3-hour recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need to help prenatal people prepare for birth.


    Erin Fulton, RN, BScN, IBCLC, MSN.

    is a Kamloops public health nurse with 22 years experience supporting families through their journey of pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum. I have been a certified childbirth educator for 20 years and am very passionate about creating a safe, healthy space for families and health care providers to support woman through the beautiful journey of mothering. I have 3 children of my own and one granddaughter. My passion for perinatal nursing and educating came from my personal birth experiences. My current position is in a specialized program that supports young vulnerable woman and their children, to be happy, healthy, safe and successful in reaching their heart’s desire.

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need. During this recorded video, we will discuss how pregnancy after loss is under-supported in society and what emotions can present in pregnancy after loss (PAL).

    Attendees will understand the complexity of emotions in PAL and gain some tools on how to manage them.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    Aditi Loveridge, Grief Recovery Specialist, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

    headshot photo of Aditi LoveridgeAditi Loveridge (she/her) is a certified coach, Grief Recovery Specialist, Mindfulness meditation teacher and founder of the registered charity, The Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre. 

    Aditi has personally navigated the complex journey of pregnancy and infant loss. Through her personal and professional journey she found that there were more supports needed to fully support the loss community. To fill this gap, Aditi founded the Centre. Aditi is honoured to help connect people to more healing options - so they can heal in their own way and on their own terms. 

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need. This video will explore the 'normal' of newborn feeding and sleep.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    Presented by: Jan Brandt  RN, IBCLC, Doula Canada CBE (in progress) 

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need.  We know that quitting smoking can be challenging, but it is possible for everyone. Karen Alden from the BC Lung Association-QuitNow hosts this 30 minute inspirational overview of how you or someone you know can quit smoking for good.

    QuitNow is BC’s free smoking cessation program providing interactive and personalized behavioural support services to help motivate and guide you to quit smoking and stay quit. Strategies, tips and tools, resources and nicotine replacement therapy options will be discussed.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    presented by: Karen Alden, Outreach Training Coordinator, QuitNow

    • June 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. 


    This recorded class is available for you to watch and rewatch as you need. This presentation will review the research behind infant crying and the dangers of shaken baby syndrome. Practical tips on soothing techniques and self-care will be provided.

    This recorded video will be available until June 17 2024. You will have access to the video as soon as you register.

    Presented by: Karen Sadler & Claire Humphreys, Prevent SBS BC 

The Pregnancy HUB is a program hosted by BCAPOP.

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

   

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