Belly Buttons has been located in the Kitchener-Waterloo area since 2001. We offer childbirth preparation classes,natural pain management workshops, and growing super babies, parts 1 & 2. Belly Buttons is proud to offer Stroller Fit to all moms looking to get back in shape while they workout with their babies and meet other new moms. Belly Buttons has also teamed up with incredible experts in the fields of CPR training, positive discipline strategies, kinder sleep solutions and more to make us your one-stop-shop for all things baby in our Region.
Our goal at Belly Buttons is to educate and empower women and their families so they can have a safe and satisfying birth experience. We believe in informed choice, which comes with knowledge of all possible alternatives. As educators, we continue to further our knowledge and deepen our understanding of the birth process in order to bring you the most current and relevant information. With Belly Buttons you will receive quality instruction and many valuable tips to help you on your journey into parenthood. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Michaela McClure Chiropractor and Child Birth Educator
Hi I am Dr. Michaela. I am a Mother of 2, a Chiropractor specializing in pre-natal, post-natal care for Moms as well as infants and children. After my own birth experiences I became passionate about helping woman through their own birth experience. After 10 years in the field, I decided to expand my services and become a childbirth educator. It has been so wonderful connecting and working with parents- to- be through this exciting time in their lives. I am so excited to meet you in class!
Carolyn Reis was wrapping up her degree at the University of Waterloo for Social Development Studies and Psychology in 2014, when she discovered that she was going to be a Mom! Thrilled, and already fascinated with the world of pregnancy, childbirth and newborns, she was now experiencing it first hand, and began learning as much as she possibly could. She attended the 3 Week Series of Childbirth Classes and the Pain Management workshop offered by Belly Buttons and loved all of the up to date and relevant information.
She officially joined Belly Buttons as a Childbirth Educator and Administrator in the summer of 2016. She has many years of experience working with children in kindergarten classes, and working with children and adults with developmental delays at Pride Stables. She is interested in acting and theater, and enjoys the world of video marketing. She also has several years of experience with dog training, and is happy to chat with you about ways that you can help your pets adjust to the newest family member!
Carolyn has an active and hilarious son, who she welcomed in July of 2015. He keeps her busy and laughing every day. She had a midwife attended birth in a hospital setting and learned about many of the ups and downs that go with labour and delivery. She is excited to meet, educate and connect with all you new parents on this awesome journey!