February offerings

Feb. 7, 2022, 5:53 p.m.

Happy February! 

Ottawa is experiencing a warm stretch after a particularly cold January. We hope you have had an opportunity to get outside to enjoy the start of Winterlude and our beautiful walking trails. 

With shifting and changing services and supports for new families we would like to offer you a FREE weekly Q & A every Monday afternoon in January from 1-2 pm to address all your baby-related questions.  Log in on Zoom to meet with Lilly who will have a cup of tea in hand and will be ready for all your questions.

Lilly started out as a birth doula and then became a midwife after graduating from McMaster University. After leaving midwifery practice she transitioned into childbirth education and new parent coaching. Lilly taught prenatal classes for a few years at the Ottawa Hospital and then in 2019, she joined the Ottawa Childbirth Education Association and has been very happy to be part of a wonderful family of teachers ever since. 

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87010817767?pwd=a3NmWEpmbkNEdFBsLzdJOUdpeW8vZz09
Meeting ID: 870 1081 7767 Passcode: 779720

We welcomed 170 new families in our classes in the month of January. We are grateful for your referrals to family and friends!

Moving forward into February, we have a full complement of classes running!

Bringing Baby Home starting February 9th, 19 or 28th Click here for registration 

Prenatal Classes starting on Feb 15, 19, 23, 24 or 26. Click here for more registration


two friends and a baby

It Takes A Village: A class for Grandparents and other Supporters is running on February 26 & 27 from 9am-12pm

We will be sharing tips on how to support new families for those in your network with all of the additional details that the Pandemic brings. Register here

Does infant sleep feel like a mystery? Words like wake windows, junk sleep, bad habits, getting you down? Come join us for a four-week dive into learning the history behind the sleep industry and leave confident learning how to read your baby's cues.

Infant Sleep Class Monday, January 17-February 7th  

Are you getting ready to start solids and feeling overwhelmed with the possibility of choking? Did you know that the baby's gag reflex is in a different location in their mouth, which is what causes them to gag so frequently as they start to eat new tastes and textures? Come join us for 2 hours to address Baby Led Weaning, choking prevention, baby proofing and CPR.

on February 14 or 22 -  Register here 

From the whole team at OCEA,

Lilly Bianchi, Julia Wykes, Misty Pratt, Brandie Lekovic, and Erin Shaheen