Resources & Education

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Caesarean Birth Recovery

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This resource includes information and strategies to help you in your recovery following a Caesarean Birth. 

Topics include: 

  • Getting in and out of bed

  • Getting up from a chair/toilet

  • Getting into the car

  • Putting your baby in the car

  • Carrying and lifting

  • Bending over

  • Babywearing

  • Breastfeeding

  • Routines

  • Pain and fatigue

  • Mental health

  • Pelvic floor health

  • Sexual intimacy and relationships

  • Scar massage

  • Exercise in nature​

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The Benefits of Babywearing

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This resource includes information and strategies to help you in further understand the benefits of babywearing. 

Topics include: 

  • Connection between caregiver and baby

  • Impact on activity engagement

  • Impact on mental health

  • Baby's development

  • Types of carriers

  • Considerations

  • Stay safe while babywearing

  • Optimal positioning for baby

  • Optimal positioning for caregiver

  • Test your posture

At Home

5 Tips on Working and Learning from Home

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This resource includes strategies to help set up your at home work space.

You will find these tips and more: 

​#1 - Raise your computer screen​

#2 - Support your back

​#3 - Keep your feet supported​

#4 - Change body positions

#5 - Take regular breaks

Bonus tip - Spend time in nature

Body Image

This resource includes information and strategies to help you start loving and appreciating your postpartum body. 

Topics include: 

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Formula Feeding Lived Experience

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​In Canada, approximately 1/10 women do not breastfeed, highlighting the need to ensure that caregivers are equipped with adequate information and resources to safely formula feed. 

In April 2020, we conducted a survey of mothers and caregivers from across Canada asking what their formula feeding experiences entailed.  The attached document outlines the summary of the results and how this information relates to occupational therapy. 

Sky Grass Ground Printing Sheets

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If you are looking to help your child with printing, Sky Grass Ground is a technique that can help with letter placement and formation. 

Check out our Willow Kids section for information on our nature based printing session!

Pelvic Floor Health

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This resource includes information and strategies to help you in further understanding your pelvic floor health. 

Topics include: 

  • Occupational therapy and pelvic health

  • What is the pelvic floor?

  • What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

  • Your pelvic floor and breathing

  • How is your pelvic floor impacted by pregnancy and childbirth?

  • More about incontinence

  • How can incontinence impact your daily life?

  • Advocating for you pelvic floor health

  • How can occupational therapists help?

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Expressions of Motherhood

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A health promotion project which brings awareness to the experiences of motherhood during Covid-19, while creating connection and a sense of common humanity through expressive arts.  Click the above link to see the results!