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Baby 2B Edmonton and Ottawa

Did you know that practicing mindfulness during pregnancy has been shown to reduce anxiety and negative affect during the antenatal period?

The Aga Khan Health Boards for Edmonton and Ottawa are excited to present Baby2B - a 6-week program for expectant mothers and families, focusing on mindfulness and emotional health in pregnancy. The program will consist of the following sessions:

Session 1: Introduction - Discuss purpose and rationale for Baby2B and its research evidence.

Session 2: Relationship with the Baby - Explore how spirituality can help re-frame thinking and understand the rationale for bonding with growing baby.

Session 3: Mother's well-being - Use the 'thinking healthy' and 'mindfulness' approaches to promote health during pregnancy.

Session 4: Support Systems - Understand the importance of social support systems and how they can impact a mother and growing fetus.

Session 5: Expectations of Parenthood and Coping - Learn to identify which thoughts about parenthood may be unrealistic.

Session 6: Debriefing and Celebration - Reflect on and summarize previous sessions.

There will also be guest speakers and special presentations throughout the course of these sessions, including interactive discussions with health professionals, prenatal exercise programs, and more!

  • Date: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 2020
  • Time: 10:30-12:30PM MST
  • Location: Online through Zoom

Please contact Baby2B@iicanada.net for any questions.