Laura Jeanne R.N., BScN, MPH
Maternal Infant Health Nurse & Yoga Teacher
Passion: The Blending of Two Worlds
From the beginning of my nursing studies I was interested in community. Eager to understand the relational dynamics in society between families, community services, the child welfare system and the political system. It became clear to me that promoting healthy child development is a key factor in preventing future issues for communities as a whole. Pregnancy for both partners is a significant life changing event that is very precious. It is also an opportune time to strengthen our relationships with ourselves, baby, partner, family, friends and community. I was fortunate to have received Maternal Infant Health training at Toronto Public Health and that is when I discovered my niche and love for infant feedings and prenatal education.
Yoga began as a physical exercise and continues to be a great source of fitness however it also offers much more. After 10 years of consistent practice I discovered that training on the mat is a philosophic metaphor for our daily lives. Yoga is a journey within ourselves that taps into places that were dormant and so feelings surge which help create a healing space that dissipates into our daily routines. This enhanced awareness opens pathways and opportunities for growth and expansion into a more fulfilling life. Pregnancy is an especially advantageous time to do yoga because it is a practice that takes into account the whole person including the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of ourselves.