"...help me realize that I am not alone..."

Julia Morinis, MD MSc FRCPC

I have had the pleasure of attending Sandi Cole’s class after the birth of my first child.  I am a pediatrician at Sick Kids Hospital and was slightly hesitant to register as I felt that I had a good grasp on what to expect in the first few months of my child’s life.   I couldn’t have been more wrong!   I had some basis concepts and medical knowledge but Sandi was able to address almost every single question and concern I had.   She has so many years of experience that she was even able to predict what our questions would be before we had them.   The social interaction with other mothers who were also going through the same challenges as me was really important to help me realize that I am not alone and that my worries and insecurities were not unique but a common occurrence amongst new mothers.

Sandi is extremely evidenced-based and is up to date on all recommendations and practice.   She attends conferences and regular educational sessions in order to provide the most up to date information.   She provides excellent handouts that I think every single mother would appreciate.

The relaxed atmosphere and snacks help me also make sure that there is some nutritious food in my stomach at least one day each week.

In conclusion, I would recommend this class to any new mom and would be more than happy to be in touch with anyone who has questions.   This class truly helps you “parent” and fills in the blanks to all the questions and concerns that every new mom has.   Sandi’s patience and availability to answer questions any time of day is remarkable and I feel that I have been lucky to participate. 

Thank you again,

Julia Morinis MD MSc FRCPC