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Workshop for new parents on May 20th in Dorval.

Preparing to become a parent can be both exciting and very stressful! New parents can attend this Dorval workshop to better equip and support themselves through the adventures of parenthood.

On Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre, coach Louis-Philippe Boudreault will teach you exercises to do during and after your pregnancy and will share tips for eating well and taking care of yourself. Afterward, Gabrielle Deneault-Marchand, a doula and specialist in perinatal education with specialized swaddle techniques, will address postpartum, the risks of depression, and other related issues.

You can discuss these important topics in a safe, welcoming, and open environment. Lastly, end this morning on a high note and stick around for a light lunch, during which you will chat about your experiences with the other parents.


Email to reserve your place free of charge. Please note that registration priority will be given to Dorval residents, with a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, please call 514 633-4000.

About Louis-Philippe Boudreault

I have been in the coaching industry for over a decade. I work with people from all walks of life and varying physical aspirations in group settings and one-on-one. Along the way, some of my clients got pregnant, which prompted me to develop an interest in pregnancy and postpartum physiology, training, and nutrition. I have successfully helped many clients through this journey and would love to share some insights I have gathered. This seminar aims to help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle during this period of life.

What to expect:

  • Review some of the changes that happen to your body during pregnancy.

  • What are the main considerations for training during pregnancy?

  • How to safely exercise throughout pregnancy.

  • Training and nutrition principles during the first, second, and third trimesters.

  • How to return to exercise postpartum.

  • Louis-Philippe Boudreault’s workshop will mainly be held in English.

About Gabrielle Deneault-Marchand

I am a doula, a specialist in perinatal education with specialized swaddle techniques, and a mother of two children. I developed my expertise to support families in this amazing journey that is parenthood.

What to expect:

  • Review of important topics, such as the fourth trimester and the challenges related to hormonal changes.

  • Discussions on the risks of postpartum depression, but especially on the means to prevent them.

  • Discussions on the issues associated with adapting to the new parenting role.

  • Q&A and discussions concerning your insecurities.

  • Gabrielle Deneault-Marchand’s workshop will mainly be held in French.

SOURCE: Ville de Dorval


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