Community Care

At some point in a parent’s journey, especially motherhood, we have all been told to take care of ourselves. Breath, go for a walk, schedule a massage or take a bubble bath. This is the premise of self-care. It makes sense. We need healthy moms to raise healthy families. But it implies that she needs to do something for herself. That she needs to put the effort in. And if you have ever lived the overwhelm of motherhood, it is easier said than done.

In the past few years new research regarding community care has been presented. Experts ask that instead of self-care, people consider practicing another form of compassion: community care. This is the foundation of Healthy Families.

While forms of self-care are a large part of Healthy Families, we are grounded in community care principles and offer a unique approach to supporting families. Postpartum workshops, mama mentors, walking groups, a community garden, movement classes, premade frozen meals, education seminars and community resources are all part of what makes us Healthy Families.

Our social networks are shrinking. Many of our patients struggle with infertility, anxiety throughout pregnancy, postpartum depression and the overwhelm of motherhood. We turn to each other to get through this. Healthy Families is a trusted place people can turn to. Self-care isn’t enough. We need community care for families to thrive.

Giving Back

100 Women Who Care Calgary
If you are looking to join an organization that can make a huge impact in very little time, 100 Women Who Care Calgary is worth checking out. 4-1hr meeting per year. $400 yearly donation to incredible causes. Also check out 100 Men Who Give a Damn & 100 Kids Who Care


The Calgary Women’s Run
The Calgary Women’s Run is one of the oldest women’s races in Canada. 2021 marks the 15th year Dr. Lindsay has been involved in this amazing event!


Pacekids
We are honoured to be involved with Pacekids. Pacekids Programs is a charitable organization that strives to empower children with special needs and their families through excellence in therapy and education.

It takes a team to create the positive change we wish to see in your life. Below is our network of organizations and professionals we believe in that represent the vitalistic philosophy.

Websites of Interest

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

Our chiropractors are ICPA certified. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) is a non-profit organization of chiropractic family practitioners dedicated to providing quality chiropractic care to children, including infants, and pregnant women.
Well Adjusted Babies

Dr. Jennifer and her team at Well Adjusted Babies offers resources, products, and inspiration to help you and your family discover ‘real health’ and a holistic approach to life.
Holistic Pediatric Alliance

The Holistic Pediatric Alliance unites parents and health professionals in the common goal of improving and transforming family health care into a safe, nurturing, holistic system. We encourage and empower parents to become informed on all health care choices relating to their families. We respect parent’s ability to access and trust their intuitive wisdom in their choices.
Healthy Happy Child

The must-see series for all parents to be! Learn how to achieve your ideal pregnancy and birth and how to care for your new baby.
Alberta Association of Midwives
Looking for a midwife? You will find Calgary midwives listed here.
Spinning Babies

Chiropractic care is an important part of your prenatal plan. When faced with a baby in the wrong position, your chiropractic adjustments will be followed by specific positions/exercises you can do at home to help achieve the ideal baby position. Spinning babies is a go-to website to learn gentle techniques and movements that can and do improve birth outcomes. Also, check out their info regarding belly mapping!
Calgary VBAC and Cesarean Support

The Calgary VBAC and Cesarean Support- ICAN Calgary has a facebook page moms can connect with to find support and reassurance.
VBAC.com

A women-centered, evidence-based resource.
Generations of Hope Fertility Support

A non-profit organization devoted to helping couples struggling with infertility issues attain their dream of having a family.
Fertility Matters Canada

Fertility Matters Canada (FMC) is the national organization that empowers Canadians to help reach their reproductive health goals by providing support, awareness, information and education; and promoting equal access to fertility treatments.
Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth

The Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth is a part of a growing network of parents and health professionals who believe that childbirth is a normal and healthy part of life, of special significance to the pregnant woman and her family.
Alberta Breastfeeding Committee

The Alberta Breastfeeding Committee (ABC) is a team of health care providers, independent breastfeeding experts, and consumers who are dedicated to protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in Alberta.
Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group Foundation

Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group Foundation represents a number of healthcare professionals and other interested persons who endeavor to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in our community.
La Leche League
The La Leche League mission is to encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.
Water Birth

Both Lexi and Wyatt were born in a blow-up kiddie pool in our living room. Their birth experiences were incredible. I feel that being in the water was an important part of that.

Partners We Refer To

Hilary McDermott
Our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Lori Walker-Krause
Our Infant & Child Physiotherapist. Specializing in head shape issues and pelvic floor disorders in kids.
Jamie Bessant
Physical Solutions. Our Functional Movement Expert.
Natasha Mott
Our craniosacral therapist and so much more!
Ashely Abbs
Acupuncturist, Mentor, Mother & the Creator of The Embodied Alchemy Method, founder of AshleyAbbs.com & owner of TerraSana Health.
2 The Core
Christina and her team are our pre and postnatal fitness experts.
Instill Yoga Therapy

Sharyl is our yoga therapist. She believes yoga is for everyone and approaches each individual from a therapeutic standpoint. 
Barre Body Studio

When you go to a Barre class, go to the experts. Marlo and her team are functional and effective.  You will feel the burn, tone up and not get injured.
Nara Nutrition
Pam is our holistic nutritionist. She is a mom and understands the demands that entail. She is committed to creating healthy moms which create healthy kids.
Dr. Beverly Huang
Our Naturopath
Colette Baser
Our Health Coach
Gemma Stone

Psychologist, mentor, speaker, author, mother, adventurer, and lover of life. I love anything and everything Gemma does and stands for. If your life needs a bit of inspiration you should definitely start following her.
Elixers For Life
Organic self-care products made from the spiritual properties of plants that raise your energetic vibes and renew your life's essence!
Alison Lapczuk Photography
Our Photographer
Grey Lily Photography
Our Photographer
Baby & Me

We love this store! Baby & Me is a unique concept store. They are Calgary’s only maternity consignment boutique and carry beautiful new clothes and accessories for nursing and expecting moms too. Consignment maternity makes so much sense!
Birthworx
Laura and Robyn are mothers, Registered Midwives and birth educators. They are the only primary maternity care providers offering comprehensive workshops in Calgary— meaning they don’t just teach about it, they actually deliver babies, too! Their services are based on the philosophies of informed choice, empowerment and respectful care.