The Dream

We have had a dream for 20 years of offering choices to help create healthy families, starting with a healthy pregnancy, offering a place for birth, where the birth is celebrated as a natural, healthy and holistic life event and supporting new parents.

“If we hope to create a non-violent world
where kindness and respect replace fear and hatred,
we must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life.
For that is where our deepest patterns are set. From these roots grow fear and alienation ~ or love and trust”.

Suzanne Arms

Our dream comes in the form of a community-based Birth and Family Wellness Center where a cross-section of health care providers work together in order to provide women and families with a broad array of possibilities and alternatives in one location.

The Birth Centre is also a place where women with healthy pregnancies are able to birth in a non-interventive and supportive environment.

The objectives of the Lucina Centre are:

  • To operate a birthing centre which offers a natural and supportive approach to pregnancy and child birth from a variety of care providers and alternate holistic care modalities
  • To operate a business model where providers work together to enhance each others services to support the birthing family
  • To have easy access to holistic care including therapeutic massage, chiropractor care and acupuncture
  • To facilitate education for parents: before & during pregnancy, labour, and after the baby is born.
  • To prevent and/or minimize the level of obstetrical intervention by offering medication-free pain management including water labour & birth
  • To promote maternal health and well being both locally and globally by financial support and volunteering
  • To co-operate with governments, private enterprise, other professionals, health institutions and educational institutes to provide safe, high quality prenatal and birthing options to women
  • To provide an attractive, clean, up-to-date facility that benefits the community it is in.

Upcoming Events at the Lucina Centre

Pregnancy to Parenting 1 day Prenatal Workshop.  Watch for new classes coming soon!  A one day prenatal course facilitated by experienced perinatal nurses.  For more information contact Susan at www.ptopconsulting.ca or pregnancytoparenting@gmail.com

Nurture Her Birth Better Class: Physical Preparation for Birth and Beyond:  Sept. 24 12:30-5:30pm  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.

BRINGING BABY HOME WORKSHOP: NOVEMBER 4 & 5 9am-4pm.  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

BREASTFEEDING CLINC:  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.  Fall and Winter Dates starting in September. 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

Prenatal Yoga:Thursdays 6:45-8:00pm.  Classes Are Back!  New series starts Sept. 14 and Nov. 2. A 6 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 $145 for both.

Postnatal Mom and Baby Yoga 9:45-11:00am Starting Sept. 14 and Nov. 2:  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 Ashely at graces3yoga@gmail.com. $80/session or $145 for both.

Prenatal Workshop Series Sept. 11- Oct. 2, Nov. 6-27:  A Four 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 Tuesdays Sept. 12, Dec. 5,  7-9:30pm RSVP Connie at mosaicmagazine@shaw.ca for this month's topic and registration details.

DONA Doula Training in 2017: Oct. 13-15  Contact Suzanne Moquin, Birth Doula Trainer gentletouchdoula@shaw.ca

MEET THE MIDWIFE NIGHT! 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.  PLEASE CONTACT INFORMATION@LUCINACENTRE.CA FOR MORE INFORMATION.