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New Parent Coach

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Pregnancy and becoming a parent can be challenging but it doesn't have to be scary or overwhelming. Each person and family is unique and trying to make sense of advice and google searches can leave you feeling left with more questions than answers. Our new parent coaches can help you in your pregnancy or as a new parent navigate your questions and help build your confidence. They are a listening ear to help you trust your decisions, decrease your anxiety or worries and become the best version of yourself for you and your baby. Through 60-min sessions, they provide you with information and resources that will help you navigate the decisions that come along with becoming a parent without judgment.

Each family is unique and the sessions are personally tailored to each family. Common topics include:
- Practical skills such as baby care, breastfeeding or infant feeding, baby wearing, bathing baby, sleep, household organization, preparing for childbirth
- Suggestions on taking care of your physical health and emotional changes
- Setting up your pregnancy or postpartum support network
- Talking about your childbirth preferences
- Providing you with additional resources and other pieces of information to help you on your journey

Meet Our

New Parent Coaches

Erin Kasungu
Erin Kasungu is one of our Co-Founders at Rooted Family Wellness Centre and an experienced birth and postpartum doula with 5 years in the field. Having also worked for over 18 years in project management, governance, and event planning, Erin masterfully keeps our wellness centre running smoothly and ensures all of our expecting and new parents are provided with the support they need to grow. She spent several years as a professional figure skating coach, working in the non-profit sector, travelling the world, and having 2 babies before truly finding her passion! She is committed to helping parents feel prepared, informed and supported in their birth experience. She is inspired by the vulnerability and strength that she witnesses as people transform into parents and welcome their baby into the world. And she believes that parents must prepare their whole self for their birth and baby. That includes the mind, body, and most importantly, the heart (and having a sense of humour too!). She believes that an informed and supported approach is critical to a family’s experience as they create the foundation for their family. Erin’s mission is for parents to feel grounded, supported and powerful in their birthing journey. When she is not wearing many hats at the wellness centre, she can be found in her garden, working out, going for long walks in the forest and hanging out with her 2 kids and husband by a river or lake.
Christine Crook
Christine Crook is one of our Co-Founders, a fierce momma bear, and is passionate about the world of birth and postpartum. Christine has been a birth and postpartum doula for 10 years and she has worked with over 200 families, supporting them throughout the entire birthing process. Over the past 6 years, Christine ran the Ottawa branch for a doula agency and is excited to use her expertise to support the members of Rooted Family Wellness Centre. Christine is also a proud ally to the LQTQ2S+ community and fosters a community of love and support for all expecting and new families. Christine is also certified with The Stone Massage Company in Toronto as a Hot Stone Relaxation Therapist at Rooted Family Wellness Centre.

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