Jenn Waygood and Jodi Head founded The Family Nest from a vision of wanting to help families transition to parenthood. Both ladies are moms, wives, and Registered Pediatric Nurses that are passionate about helping families. Jodi and Jenn both struggled when they became moms with feeding, sleep, mental health, their identity, and their relationships.
“As we navigated the services in our community, both private and public, we found many gaps where we felt we needed help. The mission of The Family Nest is to fill those gaps so other parents don’t need to have similar struggles to our own.
We believe that knowledge is power, and can help navigate the roller-coaster of parenthood. Each family unit is unique in it’s own way and therefore every family needs their own unique set of skills to thrive in their relationships.
Just as each nest is unique and always changing, so are relationships as each half brings something to the table. We weave our individual knowledge into the nest, as the knowledge changes, so does the nest. The Family Nest offers a variety of evidence based education and support for new parents in variety of packages.”
Bringing Baby Home
Bringing Baby Home is a workshop through the Gottman Institute dedicated to helping build strong relationship during the transition to parenthood.
Prenatal Classes that covers everything from the third trimester to the fourth as you bring your newborn home.
Infant and child CPR where parents can learn these life saving skills.
- Antenatal hand express for those moms looking to jump start their milk production
- Breastfeeding support for those struggling with breastfeeding
- General feeding support for bottle feeding to starting solids
- Sleep support to help parents problem solve how to get in the routine that supports good sleep hygiene.
- Ongoing support for everything baby related as parents move through the first few years of childhood.
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My husband and I took the prenatal course and would highly recommend it. It went into more detail than the Health Region course and also felt more personal. They brought not only their health backgrounds and expertise, but also their experiences as mothers. The online format worked well too – and they left opportunities for us to ask questions and catered the content to our needs.
Jodi is 1 of the most knowledgeable women I know. She always respects the way we choose to parent when I seek advice. I’ve always appreciated that her methods support our family dynamic. They aren’t just out of some textbook. I think it’s critical that she is a mom who knows what it’s like to be up all night with a screaming baby and has found research based and topical solutions to life’s every day hurtles. She is my go to person when I have a question. I highly recommend reaching out to these moms.