{ find some calm after the stork }

A new workshop in Saskatoon aims to help new and expecting parents find their "Calm After the Stork."

workshop for expecting parents and new parentsIt seems there is a great deal of information for expecting families on how to care for a baby, yet there is a lack of information about how to care for yourself after the arrival of a little one.

"Often the mental health of parents falls on the back burner when a new baby arrives," said workshop presenter Jillian Christensen. "The 'fourth trimester,' which is the three months after baby is born, often involves a lack of sleep, less than optimal nutrition and food intake, coupled with hormone fluctuations that could set anyone, previous depression or not, up for mood challenges. Thankfully, there are manageable factors that can be realistically addressed to minimize this risk."

Organizers say parents of toddlers and preschoolers could also benefit from the workshop as tips will be offered for creating a calm and emotionally balanced atmosphere in the home.

Upcoming workshops will be held Feb. 26 and March 5 at Oshun House. Register through Picatic or e-mail Calm After the Stork. More information is also available on the group's Facebook page.




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