Burgers, Beer, & Babies
A bimonthly meet up of new and expecting parents at Just Jakes in Duncan on Wednesday nights.
*$12 Burger & Beer special!*
Wednesday, May 8th (5-7:30pm)
Wednesday, July 10th (5-7:30pm)
A weekly group for new and expecting parents that includes snacks and guest speakers from around the community.
*No groups held the week of a statutory holiday*
Margaret Moss Health Unit, Duncan BC
Infants: Tuesdays at 10:30am
Infants & Toddlers: Fridays at 1:30pm
Shawnigan Lake Community Centre
Toddlers: Thursdays at 9:30am
Infants: Thursdays at 11am
Kaatza Health Unit, Lake Cowichan
Infants & Toddlers: Mondays at 10:30am
Mother's Morning Out
Duncan United Church
An informal group that meets weekly for coffee, crafts, guest speakers, chatting, and lots of fun. Childminding for children newborn to 5 years is provided by the ladies of the United Church in rooms with toys, stories and fun activities.
*Weekly cost $2.00 but your 1st visit is free!
Ladysmith Resource Centre
Fantastic and well organized group for parents with babies 0-12 months.
The morning includes a discussion topic, guest speaker or activity.
*FREE delicious hot lunch included.
For any questions about the group or if you have dietary restrictions or allergies please call or text Beverly Bose at 250-616-1228.
Ladysmith Dad's Drop In
Ladysmith Resource Centre
A weekly meet up for dads and their kids from 0-6 years old.
*Free breakfast is provided and casual play and discussion ensues.
Click & Collect Groceries
Minimum $30 orders and only $3-5 as a personal shopping surcharge.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Important for anyone who is pregnant and/or who has given birth!
Car Seat Help
Hospital Birth - Unmedicated
Strong partner support and squatting pushing position.
Hospital Birth - Induction
Variety of positions and strong partner support.
Hospital Birth - Cesarean *Briefly Graphic*
Great video showing what to expect for a Cesearean birth in Canada.
Hospital Birth - Pushing & Crowning *Graphic*
Counter-pressure against perineum to ease baby out.
Examples of Different Positions for Labor
Unmedicated and epidural positions.
Examples of Different Positions for Pushing
Early and active labor positions.
Baby With Great Latch Breastfeeding
Animated Baby Breastfeeding
Breastmilk Storage Tips & Guidelines
Choosing A Formula
Margaret Moss Public Health Clinic
FREE drop-in breast/bottle feeding help by nurses
and lactation counsellors.
Postpartum Expectations Quiz
A great way to start discussions with your partner.
Weekly breakdown of the first 10 weeks.
Monthly Infant Milestones
Infant & Child Milestones
2 months to 5 years old.
When things get rough.
Baby Box Program
Mix 1 part aloe vera gel with 1 part alcohol-free witch hazel.
Spread/pour approx. 3-5 tbsp. onto 5-10 opened pads.
Cover with plastic wrap and freeze flat to use as needed.
Helpful Apps & Sites
The Wonder Weeks
"Personalized weekly calendar of your baby's mental development that will keep you informed about the leaps and bounds and the fussy phases of your baby."
A great app to visualize your breathing to help during labor as well as with anxiety and sleep troubles.
Organize meals for yourself or a friend.
Get friends to sign up at your baby shower.
Looking for a way to connect in person with other new and expecting families in the Cowichan Valley?
Here We Grow is a FREE weekly drop-in group that adheres to all social distancing protocols while benefitting from the support that in-person connection provides.
Founded in January 2020 by Kaya Edwards of Cowichan Doula, Meg Fulton of Rosewater Reproductive Wellness, and Samara Ferguson of WyldFern Doula who all have a passion for supporting families throughout their parenting journey.