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West Island resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond
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Studio - Warrior 1The following is a selective listing of West Island resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond, including prenatal classes, osteopathy, acupuncture, yoga, birthing centes, doulas, community centers and more!

     • West Island perinatal health
     • West Island prenatal classes and workshops
     • West Island doulas
     • West Island community groups
     • West Island baby supplies
     • links of interest

west island yoga classes
Clearlight Gerald is a yoga therapist and yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience. She offers individualized instruction in private sessions on the West Island and in Vaudreuil, St-Lazare, and in Hudson. She specializes in Fertility Yoga, in Yoga for Pregnancy and Childbirth and in Childbirth Preparation. She offers the same, including group classes at her NDG/Westmount office. Contact her for more information. (514) 867-8671.

West Island resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond
Acupuncture specializing in pregnancy and babies on the West Island
Acupuncture West Island 514-800-6739, 15000 boul. Pierrefonds, #302, Pierrefonds
• Marie Gauvin, acupuncteure, 438-396-6140 Vaudreuil/Hudson/Rigaud

Baby Led Weaning (BLW) - Online Course for Parents with Jessica Coll, RD, IBCLC
In this comprehensive online course you will learn through a series of short videos how to safey introduce BLW to your baby, and to be sure you are offering the right foods. You will also have access to Jessica's expertise as you will be able to ask an unlimited number of your own questions. This link will give you, as a Yogaspace student, a 50% reduction to the lifetime access to Jessica's BLW online course. Jessica Coll is a registered dietitian and lactation consultant based in Montreal.

Birthing Center - Maison de Naissance
If you would like to prepare for a natural childbirth with the guidance of a midwife, these centers are an excellent choice. Fees covered under Quebec Medicare (RAMQ). Space can be limited so call as early as possible to secure a space.
180 Cartier, Pointe-Claire (affiliated with CLSC Lac Saint-Louis)
Info: (514) 697-1199

Breastfeeding Support
• Breastfeeding Support - La Leche League (LLL)  
Mother-to-mother support groups providing information and encouragement to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. While complementing the care of the physician and other health care professionals, LLL recognizes the unique importance of one mother helping another. Pregnant moms are also welcome.
Canada-wide LLL breastfeeding referral service (800) 665-4324. There are monthly meetings of La Leche League in Pointe Claire (and other locations throughout Montreal).

•Breastfeeding Drop-In Clinic
Weekly drop-in for breastfeeding moms and expectant and new moms run by our local health service (CIUSSS ODIM/MWI IUHSSC). Meet other moms, weigh your baby, and discuss your health questions with a nurse. Spouses welcome too!
Every Thursday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. St. Columba Church Hall (adjacent to the kitchen), 11 Rodney, Pointe Claire. For more information, please call the CSSS l’ouest-de-l’ile — Lac Saint-Louis at 514-697-4111.

•Nicole Rose Seone, R.N., breastfeeding support groups on the West Island.
Les ABC de la grossese or call (514) 941-2579

• Directory of Quebec IBCLC Lactation Consultants
Search the directory of certified lactation consultants who have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide quality assistance to babies and mothers in breastfeeding.

Chiroprators specializing in pregnancy, West Island
Valérie Lavigne, D.C., 3608 St-Charles boul. suite 1A, Kirkland Info: (514) 694-7111

Comprehensive Perinatal Clinics
abc Clinique Santé offerts les services spécifiquement aux femmes ancients et à leurs jeunes familles, en acupuncture, chiropractique, physiotherapy, nutrition, et plus.
54 boul Cité-des-Jeunes, suite 110, Vaudreuil-Dorion (450) 455-8500

Osteopaths specializing in pregnancy and babies on the West Island
Manon Fabi, 514-622-2169, Baie-d’Urfé
• Jocelyne Talec, ostéopathe, 514-947-7368, Vaudreuil/Hudson/Rigaud

Pediatric Occupational Therapy & Pediatric Physiotherapy and more...
• Stephanie Swinburne (erg, Occupational Therapist) at Kiddo Active Pointe-Claire
223 St-Jean Blvd, Pointe-Claire Info: 514-428-0123

Physiotherapy for prenatal and postnatal pelvic floor issues (incontinence, etc.)

• Marie-Josée Lord and team, Physiotherapist, at Kinatex in Dorval.
Info: 514-697-1141

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West Island resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond

Childbirth Education and Preparation

• Group/private childbirth preparation with Clearlight Gerald, MA, C- IAYT, ERYT, RPYT
In a one-time workshop setting, prerecorded online program, and/or in custom private sessions, Clearlight offers expectant parents the opportunity to learn a variety of tools and techniques to cope with the challenges of labour with confidence, grace and skill. Essential breathing techniques and positions for labour and delivery are the focus, and fathers/ birth partners are empowered to effectively support moms. Clearlight has been empowering couples in this workshop since 2001 with tools and techniques to encourage a positive childbirth experience. For couples planning birth with the support of a doctor or with a midwife; the class is designed to compliment (but not replace) traditional childbirth education. Vaudreuil/Hudson/West Island/NDG/Westmount
Info: (514) 867-8671, or visit the Couples Workshop page

• Your local CLSC (CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis, CLSC Vaudreuil-Solanges & CLSC Pierrefonds)
Contact your local CLSC to learn more about the prenatal and childbirth classes that are offered without feeto all Quebec residents.

Prenatal Yoga Classes on the West Island & Vaudreuil
Clearlight Gerald, MA, C- IAYT, ERYT, RPYT
Clearlight is a professionally trained and certified Pregnancy Yoga teacher, Yoga Therapist and a trained Birth Doula. She brings over 20 years of teaching experience and to her yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth, as well as childbirth preparation for couples. Clearlight teaches privately on the West Island and in the Vaudreuil area in addition to the classes she offers in NDG - Westmount.

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West Island resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond

Doulas are birth assistants, professionally trained women who provide physical, emotional and informational support during your pregnancy, labour and birth, as well as postpartum care.

MotherWit doula care
MotherWit Doula Care provides birth and postpartum doula services, support groups, specializes workshops and doula trainings. Visit www.motherwit.ca to learn more about the MotherWit doulas, including founder Lesley Everest and Millie Tresierra, Laurel Tidman and Megan Tolbert, orcontact 514-237-0737.

Nicole Rose Seone, R.N., Nicole brings her expertise as a registered nurse and her many years of experience as birth doula to mothers and families on the West Island, (514) 941-2579.

Stefanie Bittner is a trained birth & postpartum doula who serves the Vaudreuil and West Island areas. (450) 510-3981

Doula Networks and Listings
Visit the Doulas of North America website for extensive information about doulas, and to find a doula in your area. You will find other Quebec listings at the Réseau québécois d'accompagnantes à la naissance website, and through Alternative Naissance.

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West Island resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond
Pure Pommette 450-218-7873, Vaudreuil-Dorion
couches lovable, porte-bébés, produits locaux and naturels. ateliers et formations.

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West Island resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond

West Island Women’s Center
11 Rodney, Pointe Claire, H9R 4L8.
The WIWC is a social, educational and community hub for West Island women and children. It is a warm place of gathering and support, and offers an incredible selection of classes, childcare, seasonal events and outreach programs… if only every community had a center like this!

Family Resource Center
Located at 9665 Gouin Boulevard, the Family Resource Center offers a number of services to help children achieve success – both academically and socially. Programmes include individual social and/or study skills sessions, monthly workshops for pre-teens, a girls’ social and study skills group, and parent strategy workshops. For more information, call 514-685-5912

West Island resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond

Quebec Parental Insurance Program
The Quebec government website detailing the application process and eligibility for maternity/paternity leave for employed and self-employed new parents.
visit QPIP website

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