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Newborn Basics Workshop Q & A with Halima Hassan!

Have you heard about our upcoming online Newborn Basics Workshop? Here is what you need to know! Our comprehensive online workshop is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to confidently care for your newborn. Led by our experienced Ottawa doula, Halima Hassan, you'll gain insights into a wide range of topics that will empower you on this beautiful adventure.

Ottawa Doula holding a newborn baby's hand.

In this blog post, Halima answers some questions about her background, what to expect from the workshop, and what she loves most about teaching this important class.

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and why you decided to create the Newborn Basics Workshop?

Certainly! My background includes over a decade of experience as a Registered Nurse specializing in postpartum care. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working closely with numerous families, guiding them through the challenges and joys of early parenthood.

The inspiration behind creating the Newborn Basics Workshop stemmed from a deep passion for empowering new parents with knowledge and confidence. I witnessed firsthand the uncertainties and questions that often arise during the first weeks of a baby's life. I wanted to bridge this gap by offering a comprehensive workshop that covers essential newborn care topics.

My goal is to provide expectant and new parents with evidence-based information, practical skills, and a supportive community. I believe that by equipping parents with the tools they need to navigate the early stages of parenthood, we can foster a more positive and enriching experience for both parents and babies.

Ultimately, my aspiration is to create a space where parents feel informed, empowered, and well-prepared as they embark on this transformative journey of welcoming a new life into their family. The Newborn Basics Workshop reflects my commitment to nurturing and guiding families through this remarkable chapter in their lives.

Why is understanding First Week Expectations important for new parents?

Understanding First Week Expectations is crucial for new parents because it sets a realistic foundation for the initial days with their newborn. It also helps parents anticipate common challenges, changes in the baby's behavior, and their own emotional adjustments. This knowledge prepares them to provide the best care, manage their expectations, and seek help if needed. Finally, it also reduces anxiety, promotes bonding, and empowers parents to navigate the early phase of parenthood with confidence and less stress.

What will parents learn about Infant Feeding in your workshop?

In the Infant Feeding segment of the workshop, parents will learn breastfeeding essentials such as proper latch, positioning, and overcoming challenges. It also covers formula feeding preparation, and responsive feeding techniques. This comprehensive session equips parents with knowledge and practical skills for successful and confident infant feeding, whether they choose breastfeeding or formula feeding.

What are some Newborn Behaviors that parents should be aware of?

In this workshop you will learn to understand and interpreting newborn behaviors and cues for effective care and strategies to soothe a fussy baby and ease discomfort. It will also support the building of strong bonding and attachment with your newborn through responsive interactions.

What do you love most about teaching the Newborn Basics Workshop?

What I love most about teaching the Newborn Basics Workshop is the opportunity to empower parents with essential knowledge and skills during this special phase of their lives. Seeing their confidence grow as they grasp key concepts and practical tips brings me immense joy. It's truly rewarding to know that I'm making a positive impact on their parenting journey, helping them navigate the early challenges with more assurance and readiness.

Mark your calendars and get ready to dive into a wealth of practical insights and expert guidance!!

📆 Date: Friday September 15th 2023

⏰ Time: 6 pm - 9 pm

📍 Location: Online

Click here to secure your spot and be a part of this amazing class. You won’t want to miss it!

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