Posts tagged wellness
Fear Release Workshop

It is O.K. to let it go. 

Join Bonnie Carl, Family Mindfulness Educator & Certified Meditation and Yoga Teacher from Mindful Mama's Family Wellness on April 21, 2018 from 9:30-11:30am, for a workshop to bring gentle awareness and acceptance to our fears surrounding pregnancy, birth, postpartum recovery, parenting and unresolved traumas. In this 2 hour workshop you will gain tools to:

  • Release fears and minimize anxiety
  • Maintain a state of presence, bringing calm and relaxation to the entire nervous system
  • Increase melatonin and promote deeper sleep
  • Improve happy hormones, serotonin & oxytocin, boosting mood and cultivating serenity
  • Increase JOAS- vital life energy that is drained by lifestyle, physical & mental exertion and trauma
Hello Baby Fear Release

Healing through words and movement.

During this very special two hour workshop, Bonnie will lead you through a series of exercises to help you name your fears and begin to let them go.  The workshop will include: 

  • "What If" - a releasing activity to begin class and work through at home
  • Gentle restorative Hatha yoga
  • Pranayama (breath control) 
  • A healing/sharing circle
  • Meditation to ground and connect with self, in awareness and presence

A mini-retreat for your mind and body.

The journey through pregnancy, birth, and adjusting to life postpartum affects us all in different ways.  The way we feel emotionally and spiritually has very real effects on our bodies, the way we labour, and our ability to transition into parenthood. If you are struggling with the physical and emotional changes that come with creating life, you are definitely not alone!  Bonnie will gently guide you through this workshop and a few steps closer to healing and release!

Health with Jill is joining The New Parent Club

Simple. Delicious. Filling.

Jill Persson of Health with Jill will be joining the New Parent Club!  Once every session she will sit down and talk with you about the importance of nutrition for you and your family during this first year with your tiny human.

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Learn how to make your meals pack a punch!

Jill Persson is a toddler-mom, and a CanFitPro Certified Healthy Eating and Weightloss Coach on a mission to spread the love for simple, healthy food. No bells and whistles - just simple advice on how to make your meals work for you.  Let's face it, eating well while taking care of your babies can be tough!  You are tired and short on time.  Let Jill help you keep it simple!

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Join the club!

The New Parent Club will run for 6 weeks at a time throughout the year!  If you are looking for a great way to connect with other new parents and learn some tips and tricks for making the most of that first year with baby, the why not join the club?! Every week will touch on a different subject from infant sleep to mental health and everything in between.  Register with a few quick clicks. 

Sometimes, coffee just isn't enough!

When coffee just isn't enough...

If you have a baby it has probably been a while since you enjoyed a full night’s rest, are we right?  Coffee helps, but sometimes you need something to put a little pep-in-your-step as you greet a new day.  An aromatherapy spray is simple and easy to use which means you can treat yourself without even lifting your head off the pillow…or rocking chair… or toddler bed.

Aromatherapy spray blended to a 2% dilution with pregnancy and baby safe essential oils.

Aromatherapy spray blended to a 2% dilution with pregnancy and baby safe essential oils.

Sunshine in a bottle

Wake Up! is packed with warm, spicy scents that are sure to help you wake up and cheer up!  Wake Up! spray includes: 

Ginger:  Mental energy, clarity, and focus

Mandarin: Lifts a negative mood and heals the effects of stress

Geranium: Relieves stress and increases blood flow

When blended together you get a sunny floral spray that makes sure you get up on the right side of the bed! 

Where can you get Wake Up! spray?

Hello, Baby!’s Wellness Collection is a line of handmade healing products for you and your family.  Each item is made with carefully chosen natural ingredients and are available for purchase online and through Play Cafe!  We love hearing about how our products help you so make sure to tag @hellobabyptbo in a post on Facebook or Instagram!

3 Simple Solutions for Drinking Enough Water During Pregnancy

If you have been following along, welcome back! This series of posts is all about taking good care of yourself during pregnancy.  Mind and body, making sure you are staying on top of your changing needs is really important for you and your baby!  

In our last post, we turned the spotlight onto one of Hello, Baby!'s AMAZING community partners, Stephanie Reynolds of Stephanie Reynolds Yoga. This time we are going to change the focus from what you can do with your body and talk about what you can put into your body to promote wellness.

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Water & Why You Need It

Water is pretty important to our overall wellness and this is never more true than when you are pregnant.  Fun Fact! As much as 60% of the adult body is made up of water.  When you take into account that while you are pregnant your blood volume nearly doubles, you are housing your baby in an  amniotic fluid filled bubble, and your joints (cushioned by water) are working extra hard because your your growing belly, it is easy to see why drinking enough water during pregnancy is top of the "to do" list!

Most importantly, drinking enough water during pregnancy helps to avoid dehydration which not only makes you feel unwell but can lead to preterm labour!  If you are looking for more info on the Red Flags you want to avoid during pregnancy, check out our Prenatal Education Class. For now, let's get to the tips on how to make sure you are drinking enough water!

3 Simple Solutions to Drinking Enough Water During Pregnancy

While you are pregnant you should be aiming for about 10 cups (2.3 Litres) of water every day.  That is A LOT of water but don't worry!  Here are 3 simple solutions to help you get every last drop.

1. Herbal Tea & Fruit Infusions

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Did you know that drinking caffeine free tea counts towards your daily water intake?  Yup! It does.  Phew!  Sometimes plain water is just not appetizing - especially when you are supposed to be drinking so much every day.  Why not try adding fruit slices or a pregnancy-safe herbal tea into the mix to help you keep up with your new drinking habit?

2. Eating your water

When you are pregnant you tend to be hungry all the time so why not check two things off the list at once by eating something that is high in water content?  Soups are an easy choice as are fruits and veggies.  CLICK HERE for a great list of foods with high water content for your snacking pleasures!

3. Challenge yourself!

If you set your mind to it, you can definitely down 2 liters of water each day. Make it a fun personal challenge!  Have you heard of water scheduling?  In a nutshell, you get a honkin' big bottle (*ahem* about 2 liters would be great!) and mark it up with time increments so you make sure you are drinking a little bit every hour throughout the day!  Want to try it?  Check out this great post by Modernly Morgan all about water scheduling.

How do YOU make sure to drink enough water?

Do you have your own little system in place for making sure you are drinking enough water during pregnancy?  We would love to hear about it.  Share your ideas and questions with us in the comments below or tag us in a picture on Instagram at @hellobabyptbo

Up next on the blog...

We will be taking a look some of the cool and crazy things that happen to you while you are pregnant.  Colour changes, growing organs, and doubling up... You'll have to check back in to check it out!

If you have an idea for a blog series or a burning question we haven’t yet answered, send us an email - with the subject BLOG IDEA!. No doubt, someone else is experiencing the same thing and could totally benefit from it!

Until next time,

- Jenn