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Welcome to the Hello, Baby! Hub: Shop. Learn. Grow. Connect.

More than a store.

Hello, Baby! is getting our first brick and mortar location downtown Peterborough but it is way more that a store.  It is a HUB. A one-stop-shop for all of your pregnancy and parenting needs! Sounds great, right?!  But what the heck does it mean?

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Shop. Learn. Grow. Connect.

Yes! The Hello, Baby! hub WILL have a great SHOP full of carefully chosen items to help make your journey through pregnancy, birth, and parenting just a little bit easier. ( Stay tuned for more about the amazing products we will be carrying here and on Instagram! )  Having the right tools for the job is super important and we want to help you find just what you need! 

The hub will also have two separate spaces for you to LEARN, GROW, and CONNECT.  

The Gathering Space will be your favourite home away from home in no time!  Comfy couches and chairs, bright sunny windows, coffee & tea, toys for the kiddies all make the Gathering Space a safe and inviting space for you to feed your babies, take in a workshop, or join a club or group!

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The Wellness Studio will be home to speaker series, yoga and fitness classes, and mini-retreats!  Simple, spacious, and private this little studio space will foster a cozy and personal atmosphere. You will LOVE the cute sliding barn door, too!

There's more!

Aside from the amazing classes, workshops, and products, the Hello, Baby! hub will also have some amazing resources for you to share in.  We will be setting up a Lending Library for the bookworms and a Carrier Library for the babywearing lovers.  There will space to hang-out outside in the warm weather and cozy places to snuggle up when it's cold. Best of all, the Hello, Baby! hub will be a place you can go to ask questions, meet friends, and let it all hang out judgement free. 

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Your go-to place for pregnancy and parenting!

We are literally making our dreams come true and we cannot wait for you to come and join us downtown!  There are lots more amazing details coming up soon so check in to the blog, join our newsletter mailing list, and follow us on Instagram for all the behind the scenes fun.

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This convenient 2 day class will give you the confidence boost you need for an empowering and positive birth and get you ready to navigate life with a newborn. 


So what do we talk about?



How to create a recipe for a positive and empowering birth? LEARN and then PRACTICE, which is exactly what we're going to do on Saturday. First we will get to know the pregnant body and the way birth tends to unfold and then we will try out some exercises to learn what makes you comfortable and what you can do with your partner. Here's a look at some of the topics we cover in this class:

  • Hospital, Home or Clinic birth
  • Preparing for a positive and empowering birth - how the heck can we do this?
  • What can my birth partner do? 
  • What can I bring to my birth space?
  • What's a birth plan and how can I use it?
  • How can I cope emotionally and physically?
  • What are my pain relief and induction options? (natural and medical)
  • What is a doula and how can they help us?
  • What is a placenta? What can I do with it?
  • “What if” scenarios and how to cope

We will also practice positions, breathing exercises, and ways to cope through contractions and pushing. Class includes tons of instructional and empowering videos, exercises to demonstrate what we're learning about... and so much more!



On Sunday we will be picking up where we left off, which is immediate recovery after birth, what newborns look like and the checks they may have, and what to do once you're settling in at home. Here's a look at some of the topics we cover in this class

  • How long will it take to heal from birth?
  • What can healing from a cesarean birth be like?
  • What is postpartum depression & how do I know if I have it?
  • How much will my baby sleep?
  • How often will my baby eat?
  • What the heck do I do with baby's umbilical cord stump?!
  • How do I swaddle my newborn?
  • What is breastfeeding & how does it work?
  • Who can help me with all of this... and so much more!

Book today!

Hello, Baby! is headed downtown Peterborough!

Home sweet home

Hello, Baby! has been growing FAST and we have been on the look out for a brick & mortar location downtown Peterborough so that we could be closer to YOU, our community.   We have been so lucky to have rented space for our classes and events at both Peterborough Living Yoga and, more recently, The Monocle Centre for the Arts over the past year but we have so much more to offer! 

Peterborough's most inclusive pregnancy + parenting hub

Hello, Baby! is expanding to include MORE of everything.

 More classes, groups, events, workshops, and shopping for people at every stage of growing a family. It has been our goal to bring you the best information, resources, and support possible and setting up shop downtown is the next step in making sure our community has a safe space to learn, connect, and shop.

We are SUPER excited

Steph Hayes and Jenn Avis standing in front of what will soon be Hello, Baby!'s first downtown store front!

Steph Hayes and Jenn Avis standing in front of what will soon be Hello, Baby!'s first downtown store front!

We are SUPER excited to be making some big moves this spring - pun intended.  That's right, this spring you will be able to drop into Hello, Baby!'s new home to hang out with these two boss babes!  Talk, feed your babies, shop, take classes, or meet with your doula all in the comfort of our very own little corner of downtown Peterborough.

What are you going to find at Hello, Baby!?

We have been listening to the people in our community and this space will be built with YOU in mind.  We are working hard to make sure that Hello, Baby!'s space is inviting, comfy, bright and beautiful and while we can't tell you all of our secrets (what fun would that be?!) we can tell you that Hello, Baby!'s downtown hub will

  • Be a safe and inclusive space for ALL of Peterborough's growing families
  • Have an amazing selection of products for people focused on fertility through pregnancy, birth, and the first year with babies
  • Be a breast and bottle feeding friendly spot
  • Have a comfy sitting area for group meetings and a beautiful studio for classes and workshops
  • Quickly become a favourite place for new and expecting parents to learn and connect 

Are you excited?! Want to know more?!

You will be able to follow along with us on Facebook and on Instagram as the space comes together. We will do mini tours of the space, updates on the new classes and services we are designing, and some sneak peeks at the awesome products we are going to fill the shop with!  

Happy birthday to us!

One year ago today Hello, Baby! was born.  We had passion, dreams, goals, and the support of our community and we couldn't wait to start.  Today, on our first birthday, we are taking a moment to look back and to look ahead.  We have come so far and are no where near done building an amazing business ready to support you from bump to baby!

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Looking back...

It has been one heck of a year learning and growing alongside so many beautiful families in our community.  We have rolled out new Childbirth Education Classes, placenta encapsulation services, attended births, supported postpartum recovery, launched a Wellness Collection, collaborated on community support groups and so much more! One of the most incredible things that happened this year was watching our very own Steph Hayes (and her family) move through the journey of surrogacy and to support her through her labour and the birth of Baby Sebi!  

Looking ahead...

Hello, Baby! is not slowing down!  We have big plans for the next year including finding our very own home-base.  We want to bring our online communities together in person and keep that circle of support growing.  We have new classes being designed, new support groups just waiting to be launched, and a Wellness Collection aching to be expanded!  We even have hopes of teaming up with a pretty amazing community partner to make sure we are the full deal!  (No.... we can't tell you who!  You will just have to wait and see *wink*)

Thank You!

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From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.  Without the support and trust of our community, Hello, Baby! couldn't keep growing.  We love the work we do and are grateful for every family that let's us share the journey with them!

Take good care, 

Jenn & Steph