Welcoming a new sibling

How to introduce baby to sibling | Oona Wellness Group | Parenting Support

Introducing a new baby can come with a solid mix of joy and stress for you and your family. It’s a big change, and like any change, this comes with some amazing things as well as some challenges. If you’re feeling some worries about this next phase in your parenting journey, this is normal!  Parenthood…

Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation

Sensory processing and self-regulation for kids | Oona Wellness Group | Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Many of us have heard about sensory processing and self-regulation, but few of us really know what that means.  In this article, we’ll break it down for you so you can have a better understanding of what Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation means, and why it’s important for development. What is Sensory Processing? Our favourite description…

Postpartum Hormone Changes and Their Effects On the Body

Postpartum Hormones | stress | postpartum anxiety | postpartum depression

When you’re pregnant, your body may feel like it’s on a bit of a hormonal roller coaster, experiencing different symptoms in every trimester of pregnancy. You may be left wondering – what happens after birth? While your body goes through a major transformation during pregnancy, it undergoes an equally major one after labour and delivery….

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Birth and How Does It Work?

What is pelvic floor physiotherapy | how does it help with birth

In this article, we going to cover what pelvic floor is, the different symptoms that you may experience during pregnancy, when and why you may want to see a pelvic health physiotherapist, and different strategies that you can utilize to help prepare your pelvic floor for labour and delivery, as well as some helpful tips…

Preconception Care: Optimizing Your Fertility with a Naturopathic Doctor

Preconception Care by a Naturopathic Doctor at Oona Wellness Group

What is Preconception care? Preconception care (otherwise known as pre-pregnancy care), involves education and guidance to help you make purposeful and healthful choices in the months prior to conception. Preconception care is a fabulous initial step for both partners in planning for a healthy pregnancy.  What are the Benefits of Preconception care? While it is…

Oils for Infant Massage

infant massage workshop, Oona Wellness

As a Registered Massage Therapist – one of the questions we often get during our Infant Massage class is, “what oil should I use for my baby?”. This is a great question and I’ll be giving you the run down on the right oils to use. Coconut oil Coconut oil is low in both oleic…

Infant and Child Development – What Should I Know?

When we look at overall developmental patterns for little ones, it is so important to ensure that parents have a realistic expectation of what their child should be working on at each stage.  It is so easy to get caught in the trap of comparing our children to others – you know how it goes. …

Family Games That We’ve loved

Family games that we’ve loved!

We are big game fans in our house.  One of our favourite things to do is have games nights – this can be with friends and extended family, or just within our own household.  It’s rare that a day goes by that we don’t play some kind of game together.   I’m not afraid to admit…

Understanding Acupressure Points for Labour and Birth

acupressure points for labour and birth

What is Acupressure? Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, except instead of using needles, acupressure uses physical pressure to be applied to points that run along your body’s meridian system, also known as the body’s energy pathway.  Acupressure can be used during labour and delivery to help manage pain, calm the mind, and improve efficiency of…

Tongue Tie Stretches After a Tongue Tie Procedure

Tongue Tie Stretches | Tongue Tie procedure | Oona Pediatric chiro Dr. Katie Roy

– Hi, I’m Dr. Katie Roy. I’m here today to talk to you about the common tongue stretches that would be utilized following a tongue tie procedure. These stretches can be done whether you’ve had the procedure done by a pediatrician who uses scissors or a pediatric dentist who’s done cold laser. All of these…

Picky Eating in Children: Causes, Affects, & Tips for Dealing With Picky Eaters

Expert Tips for Parents on How to Deal With Picky Eaters

As an OT (and a mom!) I get a lot of questions about children’s eating habits and parents worrying about their child being or becoming a picky eater. This is a common struggle, and most kids go through short stages where they refuse previously enjoyed foods or just don’t seem interested in food. These often…

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