What our families say about us...

"We had a wonderful experience with the Lucina Birthing Centre. It offered an option to have the safest birth possible in the most natural environment available to us. As we live outside of Edmonton, and a fair distance from our midwife, it became essential to plan our birth in Edmonton. The Lucina Birthing Centre offered a beautiful, home-­‐like environment free of the pressures of the hospital. We were able to have the birth we planned under the expert care of our midwives, without feeling exposed to the interventions and complications of a hospital.

Having such a safe, and home-­‐like place available in Edmonton gives confidence and peace of mind to those of us seeking a natural birth but live outside of Edmonton. I'd recommend the Lucina Birthing Center to all women looking for an alternative to a hospital environment and a beautiful, safe place in which to welcome their child!

- Christy

I had a wonderful experience at the birth centre. I have told everyone that I speak to about my baby's birth that it is a labouring woman's dream. I loved the shower and the birth in the tub. I also loved sleeping with my baby and husband in the large bed after the birth. I felt well taken care of throughout my pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period.

During the birth I felt like Maureen provided amazing guidance but also let me follow my own instincts. I loved the breakfast afterwards. It provided the energy I needed to get back on my feet. Maureen and Kerstin were wonderfully nurturing throughout my care and listened intently to all my questions and concerns. When I spoke to them they took the time to really listen and we talked about it in more depth. I really appreciated that.

- Kathryn

I had a wonderful experience at Lucina Centre. I always felt very comfortable and welcome there. I really appreciated that, from my first visit to my delivery, I never felt like I was in a hospital and I never felt pressured to do anything I was uncomfortable with.

I love the beautiful birthing rooms, especially the small touches like curtains and pictures on the walls. And the breakfast was great! Here is the story of our son Samuel's birth!

- Megan

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Upcoming Events at the Lucina Centre

HypnoBirthing Classes  4 Tuesdays March 27-April 17, 6:00-8:30.  This class is for all parents and all birthing environments.  Your partner is integrated into the classes so that both of you will feel informed and empowered for the birth.  Taught by Tracy Martin, Clinical Hypnotherapist.  Contact Tracy at: MartinHypno@shaw.ca or call 780-232-3827.

Lucina Centre Knitting Club: The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11am starting December 6.  Did you know knitting can make you feel calm and happy? AND, according to a study published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy it's even better if you do it in a group?  Drop in and see what happens! 

Knitting club is on spring break.  Look for it to resume in May!

Infant Massage Classes: A 4 week class starting Tuesday April 3-24, at 11:30am  Participate in learning how to massage your baby, safe stretching practices, how to massage for common childhood ailments, and deepen the bond between you and your baby.  Both spouses are encouraged to participate. Contact Molly Brook at www.mollybrookmassage.com or call 780-918-6803.

Mom & Baby Wellness with Janelle: Wednesdays March 28, April 11, 25, 9:30-11:30am.  Join Janelle, certified nutritional practitioner & wellness educator, wife, and mother of 4 to learn about simple, safe, and natural solutions to take care of you and your baby. March 28: Mom & Baby Wellness with Essential Oils.  RSVP 780-245-3232 or Nourish.eo.life@gmail.com

DONA Doula Training with Suzanne Moquin: For upcoming trainings...Contact Suzanne at 780-440-6105 or suzanne@gentletouchdoula.com for costs and more details.

Breastfeeding Clinic:  Mondays, 9:30am-12:30pm (by appointment) Breastfeeding support offered by experienced RNs.  Please email for an appointment: pregnancytoparenting@gmail.com or call (587)986-9295.

Days For Girls Monthly Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm.  Next meeting February 28. This non-profit organization helps girls stay in school and retain dignity, giving back important days of their lives.  Most girls in developing countries miss school during their periods; many eventually drop out.  Come help make lovely, high-quality feminine hygiene kits and help end the cycle of poverty by keeping girls in school.  Contact Pat Prendergast 780-466-6448 or edmonton@daysforgirls.org

Nurture Her Birth Better Class: Physical Preparation for Birth and Beyond:  Next Class April 8. and June 10 1-5:00.  Learn skills to build a better birth.  Partners also learn hands-on skills and lots of tools to help a birthing mama.  Taught by Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio, pelvic health physiotherapist and doula.  Register online: http://nurtureher.ca/birth-better-classes/ or contact Mandy at info@nurtureher.ca or 780-278-2004.

Prenatal Yoga: Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm.  Check in with Ashley for starting dates of the next session. A 6-week prenatal yoga series starting designed to decrease stress, strengthen the major muscles that are active during labour and birth, as well as enhance the connection between mom and baby.  No prior yoga experience is required.  Contact Ashley at graces3yoga@gmail.com to register. $80/session or $150 for both.

Postnatal Mom and Baby Yoga: 9:45-11:00am. New classes starting soon.  A 6-week postnatal yoga series for moms and their new additions.  Bond with new baby while restoring and strengthening pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.  For more information and to register contact Ashley at graces3yoga@gmail.com. $80/session or $150 for both.

Bringing Baby Home Workshop: January 27 & 28 9am -5pm. An educational program to support couples prepare for life with a new baby which increases the joy of parenting and gives new parents the tools they need to be the best parenting team possible.  Presented by Claire Wilde, M.ED., R.PSYCH.  Contact Claire at: www.clairewilde.ca

Prenatal Workshop Series: April 30-May 28 (no class May 21)  A 4-Week Prenatal Education Series presented by Certified Doulas/Childbirth Educators. Contact Niko 780-965-6585 or register online at doulacare.vpweb.ca

Mosaic Magazine Mystics Meeting: June 5, Sept. 11, Dec. 4.  RSVP Connie at mosaicmagazine@shaw.ca for this month's topic and registration details.

DONA-Approved Postpartum Doula Training, June 13-16. A postpartum doula is trained to provide support and education for the mother and her family during the first three months of their baby's life. She acts as both mentor and guide, nurturing the mother as she helps a family learn how to care for their new baby.  This training is offered by AJ Hadfield, certified postpartum doula trainer.  Training fee $625 (Early Bird rate available).  For more information, contact: ajdoula@shaw.ca or 403-923-7329

Birth Photography Promotion! The Lucina Birth Centre is teaming up with photographer Vannessa Brown to offer a special birth photography promotion. Contact Vannessa at vannessabrown.com for details!

Meet the Midwife! Lucina Centre will be holding information nights on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Group tours of the Lucina Centre will accompany the info sessions. If you are interested in seeing the Centre and learning about midwifery care, the Birth Centre, and wellness services offered at the centre just drop by at 7:30pm, no registration or appointment needed.

Workshop space and meeting room rentals Available now! For more information or to book a room please contact us at information@lucinacentre.ca

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: Starting for daily, weekly, or monthly rentals.  Offered to practitioners with a focus on women and family health. For more information or to book a room please contact us at information@lucinacentre.ca