Krista Hamblin

Midwifery became my career of choice while I was completing my Honours degree in Sociology. I watched a thought provoking documentary during a reproductive justice class and, from that point on, I became academically and otherwise obsessed with current birthing practices. I wrote many papers on the topic. Eventually I graduated and was faced with a choice: do I spend my time researching health systems and practices to advocate for positive change, or do I devote my passion and time to working with families at a personal level to support positive pregnancy and birth experiences? I wholeheartedly chose the latter. I am so humbled by the powerful pregnant and birthing people and families that I work with and I feel so grateful to get to be a part of the journeys.

My background is in social services and rehabilitation work and I bring my experiences with me to practice. My goal in working with clients is to nurture the choices made during pregnancy, birth, and the newborn/postpartum period. I provide as much information as I can to clients so that each choice they make is grounded in their personal preferences, the research regarding the topic, and the community standards in place locally.

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.