Catherine Switzer & babybeets

Catherine Switzer & babybeets Labor & Post Partum Doula Holistic Nutrition Yoga Instructor Prenatal Yoga Postnatal Yoga Doula - to do service. As a ProDoula I offer non-judgemental support for labour and postpartum women, partners and family.
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It is my commitment to use my head, heart and hands to help guide them through a beautiful life changing event of their life. Your birth, your way! What is Holistic Nutrition? Holistic Nutrition is based on the ideal that our bodies work in synergy; Mind, Body & Spirit. By providing our bodies with essential vitamins and minerals, along with living a healthy active lifestyle, ideally we can live disease free. Nutrition is a preventative lifestyle. Instead of treating symptoms with Western medicine, such as drugs and surgery, food can empower the body to heal from within. By learning the basics of nutrition and the impact that food has on our daily lives, it is a step towards a happy healthy future, effecting our mood, energy and spirit.

Operating as usual

postpartum movement ...I’m 6 weeks postpartum & got the all clear from my midwife to start moving my body again. I did y...
01/20/2021

postpartum movement ...

I’m 6 weeks postpartum & got the all clear from my midwife to start moving my body again. I did yoga throughout my pregnancy so that’s where I begin again. It felt good to tune in & explore how my body is feeling.

Some things I noted:

• my body feels different; full stop
• I moved slowly & with grace
• I did not push my self
• I followed my own teaching guidelines for safe postnatal movement supporting my core first

I’ve always loved teaching pre/postnatal classes; this journey of pregnancy & postpartum has taught me so much more than trainings could.

What I learned:

• It will only improve my ability to support those bodies in the future
• I will honor my body & rest when I need too
• I will continue to move very slowly with love to nourish my healing body
• I will focus on gentle movements & breath work to help support my core as it recovers
• Just like in prenatal yoga, use ALL the props
• I will resume weights & hitt classes only when I feel ready (ps can’t wait to move with my friend over @dashathletics.ca)

None of the above things surprised me but I definitely am humbled through this entire experience.

Share in the comments something that your postpartum body has taught you!

*** always consult your healthcare provider before resuming movement activities postpartum ***

#postpartum #pregnancy #postnatal #perinatal #prenatal #yoga #postpartumyoga #prenatalyoga #prenatalnutrition #postpartumnutrition #doula #doulasupport #postpartumdoula #labordoula

10/08/2020
The Hamilton Midwives

The Hamilton Midwives

The PRIORITY registry is an ongoing US report of how infants born to COVID-19 positive mothers are being affected. These are just prelimary results because the numbers of positive and ill pregnant people is overall low. So far, the information we have continues to be reassuring:

* most babies born to COVID-19 positive people were healthy and doing very well
* these babies did not have more harmful outcomes than babies born to COVID-19 negative people
* none of the babies got pneumonia or needed hospital follow up
* about 1% of the babies had a positive test themselves, and all of these infections were mild

𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 ... ⁣⁣⁣well hello September & wow August flew by! I stayed quiet on here but was busy in the background worki...
09/01/2020

𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 ... ⁣


well hello September & wow August flew by! I stayed quiet on here but was busy in the background working overnights with the sweetest newborn girl, organizing life & preparing for a busy fall. ⁣

As we move closer to the fall, my favorite time of year, I have a packed schedule, an overnight getaway & cant wait to spend more time outside in the cooler fresh air! ⁣

I’m looking forward to more local produce (& raiding my friends gardens a few more times) ⁣

There are still a few more make ahead salad recipes to come, followed by a soup series! ⁣

What are you looking forward to this month? ⁣

𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 ... ⁣⁣is the core of what Baby Beets offers. Having the privilege to support a women through this time...
08/05/2020

𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 ... ⁣

is the core of what Baby Beets offers. Having the privilege to support a women through this time in their life is so special. ⁣

From fertility to postpartum there are many ways Baby Beets can support you ...⁣

Prenatal Yoga ⁣
Postnatal Yoga ⁣
Fertility Nutrition⁣
Prenatal Nutrition⁣
Postnatal Nutrition⁣
Prenatal Prep Consult ⁣
Birth Prep Consult ⁣
Labor Support⁣
Postpartum Support ⁣(currently no availability)

I would love the opportunity to work with you & your family⁣

Contact us for details

#fertility #fertilitydoula #fertilitynutrition #prenatal #prenatalyoga #prenatalnutrition #prenatalnutritionist #postpartum #postpartumnutrition #postnatalyoga #postpartumyoga #doula #labordoula #postpartumdoula #support #nutritionist #holisticnutritionist #yoga #pregnancy #hamont

𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘱𝘦𝘢 & 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥 ... ⁣⁣still sharing my make ahead salad recipes as part of my summer salad series. I find this r...
08/04/2020

𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘱𝘦𝘢 & 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥 ... ⁣

still sharing my make ahead salad recipes as part of my summer salad series. I find this recipe is a crowd pleaser; with lots of parsley & the dressing has mint to add the freshness we all crave when it's warm out. ⁣

#salad #saladrecipe #summersalad #summerrecipes #makeaheadmeals #nutrition #nutritionist #holisticnutrition #holisticnutritionist #healthy #healthymeals

The Hamilton Midwives
08/02/2020

The Hamilton Midwives

NEW GUIDELINES FOR BIRTHING UNIT AND PARENT-BABY UNIT AT ST. JOE'S STARTING ON TUESDAY AUGUST 4!

Major changes (see image below for all information):
1. Birthing Unit continues to restrict to ONE support person but that person now has in and out privileges.
2. A professional doula can attend their client in addition to the one support person.
3. Parent-Baby Unit now allowing TWO support people but only one can be present at a time.
4. If a newborn is re-admitted to the hospital, both parents can stay with the baby.

𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘱𝘦𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘺’𝘴... ⁣⁣The Ingredients ⁣⁣3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked⁣1 cup cup chickpeas, well rinsed  ⁣2 tbsp oil ⁣1...
07/28/2020

𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘱𝘦𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘺’𝘴... ⁣

The Ingredients ⁣

3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked⁣
1 cup cup chickpeas, well rinsed ⁣
2 tbsp oil ⁣
1 cup grated mushroom⁣
1 cup total grated veg (mix of zucchini, carrot, greens)⁣
1/4 cup of an onion, small diced⁣
2-4 garlic cloves, crushed ⁣
1/2 cup Fresh herbs (parsley or cilantro) ⁣
1/2 cup oat flour ⁣
2 tbsp ground flax + 2 tbsp water (mixed in bowl, set aside) ⁣
Salt & pepper to preference ⁣
1tsp cumin ⁣
1/4tsp coriander ⁣
1/2 tsp oregano ⁣

The Instructions⁣

Cook quinoa according to package directions. While cooking, grate vegetables. ⁣

In large bowl mix together ground flax & water. Set aside. ⁣

Heat pan to med-high. Add oil, vegetables, garlic & sauté for 5-8 mins; or until moisture has evaporated. Add spices, salt & pepper, continue to cook for 2 min.⁣

Option 1: add chickpeas and half the quinoa to a food processor & mix until mostly combined but still chunks of chickpeas present⁣

Options 2: add chickpeas and quinoa to flax bowl. Using a potato masher, mash thoroughly until most of the chickpeas are crushed. ⁣

Add the vegetables & rest of the ingredients to a bowl; mix well. ⁣

I prefer to cool then cover & place bowl in fridge for 2-4 hours or overnight. I find it helps with the texture & forming, however I have made them straight away. ⁣

Roll into patty sized balls. Heat pan to medium high with 1 tbsp of oil & place ball down. After 30 seconds, flip & press ball down using a flat spatula, allow to cook until golden brown & crispy on both sides.⁣

Serve on a bun, salad, in a wrap or on its own. ⁣

Some of my favorite paired toppings include: arugula, feta cheese, avocado/guacamole, red onion & tzatziki. ⁣

Freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to an airtight container. ⁣

#vegan #veganrecipe #veganburger #vegetarian #vegetarianpatty #healthy #recipe

Psyched Mommy
07/22/2020

Psyched Mommy

I had a very specific event not too long ago that left me on the verge of breakdown. It seemed so silly, but it felt like I was receiving every bit of sensory information in the room. I was cooking while I had my son watch a cartoon, the oven fan was going, he kept running up to Alexa and requesting songs, my husband walked in to ask me a question, and I was sure I was going to lose it.

Immediately, I shouted like my life depended on it “please, turn that down...turn it off.”

This is not the only case of sensory overload I’ve experienced. I’ve noticed it more and more as I’ve become a mother. I’ve swapped silent car rides for car rides entertained by Blippi’s top musical performances, snack requests, and what feels like 100 questions.

Some days I take it all in stride, and others I feel like I’m drowning in sensory input. Given how much I’ve noticed sensory overload in my life since becoming a mother, I thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss this week.

Have you experienced this? Share with me…

𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥 ... ⁣⁣I forgot to get this one posted last week. Hopefully you can find the last of this years...
07/20/2020

𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥 ... ⁣

I forgot to get this one posted last week. Hopefully you can find the last of this years local asparagus to give this a try! This was inspired by my sister who brought it over, I loved it so much I had to share it as part of my summer salad series!!! ⁣

Its Monday, I made two salads to have ready... tell me what you prepped for the week ahead?!!?!?⁣

#summer #summersalad #salad #recipe #saladrecipe

𝘴𝘰𝘢𝘱...⁣⁣standard household cleaners & soaps can be loaded with toxic ingredients that can irritate skin, are hormone di...
07/15/2020

𝘴𝘰𝘢𝘱...⁣

standard household cleaners & soaps can be loaded with toxic ingredients that can irritate skin, are hormone disrupters & are not gentle on the environment. With the current use of heavy duty disinfectants all around us, it is important that I maintain safe ingredients where I can. I’m loving this dish detergent from @jesuispure , made in Quebec. Available locally in bulk @thecasualgourmet … I'm so excited that I can now refill my home cleaning products in the heart of Westdale Village. ⁣

eco friendly ⁣
safe ingredients ⁣
bulk refills⁣
baby & sensitive skin approved⁣
vegan⁣
made in Canada⁣

Shown here is the liquid dish dish soap! You can purchase bottles or bring your own. Visit the gals in store to learn more.

𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 ... ⁣⁣these curled tubes grow at the top of your garlic plant; a pleasant crunch & mild sweet garlic flavo...
07/10/2020

𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 ... ⁣

these curled tubes grow at the top of your garlic plant; a pleasant crunch & mild sweet garlic flavor. You can eat them raw or cooked, try them in:⁣

Pesto⁣
Sauté ⁣
Roasted ⁣
Pickled ⁣
Salads⁣
Scape & Veg soup ⁣
As a base for many recipes (like onions/garlic) ⁣

If you see some at your local farmers market you should give them a try! I was lucky enough to grab some from my in-laws garden! ⁣

#garlicscapes #local #homegrown #homegarden #farmersmarket #localfarmers #hamonfarmers #supportfarmers #hamont #nutrition #nutritious #nutritionist #doula #yogainstructor #support

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
07/09/2020

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

We’re reopening our low-cost produce market on a new day. Friday’s from 9:30 to 12:00 PM. Starts this Friday, July 10th. Affordable and delicious fresh fruits and vegetables. CASH only please. You’re encouraged to wear a mask. Handwashing and physical distancing measures will be in place. See you there! #hamont

𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥 ... ⁣⁣did you see last weeks recipe from my Summer Salad series? This one is definitely a fav...
07/07/2020

𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥 ... ⁣

did you see last weeks recipe from my Summer Salad series? This one is definitely a fav of mine. ⁣

Follow along as I post new recipes each week. ⁣

Link in bio

#summer #summersalad #summersaladseries #healthy #recipe #salad #blackbeans #vegan #vegetarian #nutrition #nutritionist #healthyrecipe #hamont

𝘱𝘳𝘦 & 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘨𝘢 ... ⁣⁣what a privilege it is that I am able to teach women yoga during the pre & postnatal journey....
07/06/2020

𝘱𝘳𝘦 & 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘨𝘢 ... ⁣

what a privilege it is that I am able to teach women yoga during the pre & postnatal journey. And boy oh boy do I miss in person classes ... coming together as a community, holding babies so you can move & the opportunity to give some extra comfort of touch. ⁣

This class is designed for an expecting & postnatal person to connect to breath, body & baby. The benefits of yoga encompasses the mind, body & spirit; a great opportunity to explore movement in a changing body. ⁣

Postures & breathing techniques can help prepare your body for birth & recovery. Here are some benefits that you can experience through pre/postnatal yoga:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
• Can reduces & relieve common pregnancy ailments including lower back pain, sleep issues, shortness of breath & nausea⁣⁣
• Calms the nervous system, reducing stress & anxiety related to pregnancy & change⁣⁣
⁣• Pelvic Floor awareness & strengthening through toning & release⁣⁣
⁣• Endurance, Flexibility & Strength⁣⁣
⁣• Labor & Delivery preparation through mindfulness of trusting your body, breath, strength & release⁣⁣
⁣• Connection to baby by focusing time that is set aside specifically for your pregnancy experience or mom & baby reinforcing a special bond of time⁣⁣
⁣• Community of other moms that you can start to build a group of supportive women beyond birth⁣⁣



Come flow, stretch & connect with your body, baby & breath on Thursdays at 11:00am through @studiosuru . Sliding scale prices.

𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘦 & 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥𝘴 …⁣⁣⁣⁣from my patio garden! I grow kale not only for it nutritional value, but also because it actua...
07/02/2020

𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘦 & 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥𝘴 …⁣⁣
⁣⁣
from my patio garden! I grow kale not only for it nutritional value, but also because it actually will grow on a hot balcony & it will grow into the fall. I use it in smoothies, salads, stir fry's & more. ⁣⁣
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How to prepare your kale (swipe to see a photo>>>):⁣⁣
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wash⁣⁣
dry⁣⁣
remove stems⁣⁣
massage⁣⁣
roll ⁣⁣
slice into thin ribbons⁣⁣
cut ribbons into 1" lengths ⁣⁣
if you are eating right away give an extra massage with a light drizzle of oil & sea salt⁣⁣
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I highly recommend using kale when you are bulk prepping your salads. It is much hardier than most greens, maintaining that freshness we desire in a salad. ⁣⁣
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Summer Salad Series continues this week with what I can confidently say is my favourite & one that I eat most frequently. Southwest salad recipe is now available on my blog. ⁣⁣

#summersalad #summer #salad #mealprep #kale

𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘦 … ⁣⁣good ingredients matter; in food & in my home. Luckily Canadian companies like @jesuispure , made in Quebec, ar...
06/30/2020

𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘦 … ⁣

good ingredients matter; in food & in my home. Luckily Canadian companies like @jesuispure , made in Quebec, are available locally @thecasualgourmet . It is no secret that I love my refills, I do my best to lower waste where I can … I'm so excited that I can now refill my home cleaning products in the heart of Westdale Village. ⁣

eco friendly ⁣
safe ingredients ⁣
bulk refills⁣
baby & sensitive skin approved⁣
vegan⁣
made in Canada⁣

Shown here is the peppermint-vinegar glass cleaner. You can purchase bottles or bring your own. Visit the gals in store to learn more.

𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥𝘴 ... ⁣⁣growing up salads were pretty basic. Iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber & cubbed cheddar; topped with...
06/25/2020

𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥𝘴 ... ⁣

growing up salads were pretty basic. Iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber & cubbed cheddar; topped with some kind of bottled dressing. Although I do enjoy eating this once in a blue moon with homemade ranch dressing, I have spent a good portion of my adult life making delicious salads that are made with satisfying, whole ingredients. ⁣

I always want to inspire my clients, followers & friends to try new things & tackle meal prep. I know for myself that after a long day, the last thing I want to do is cook in the heat. These salads are perfect to have for lunch, dinner & to even bulk up with extra greens. ⁣

So this summer I have put together a series of my go to, make ahead salads. Each week I will be sharing a new recipe on my blog. ⁣

This week I’m starting with a basic favorite (but a few twists); Zesty Greek Pasta Salad with a fresh herby dressing. ⁣

Be sure to tag me if you try any of the recipes ... I may just be putting your name in for a prize at the end. ⁣

• 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘪𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘦 •

#summer #summersalads #summerrecipes #summermealprep #mealprep #cookonceeatoften

The Hamilton Midwives
06/19/2020

The Hamilton Midwives

From @Delhi CHC

The FREE virtual 7-week support group runs every Tuesday from 10:30am-12:00pm.

You can register by email: [email protected] or can call Amanda at 519-582-2323 x282 or Wendy at 519-582-2323 x248.

𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 ... ⁣⁣I have observed so many things this past week.⁣⁣anger⁣sadness⁣ignorance⁣passion⁣compassion ⁣learning ⁣un...
06/09/2020

𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 ... ⁣

I have observed so many things this past week.⁣

anger⁣
sadness⁣
ignorance⁣
passion⁣
compassion ⁣
learning ⁣
unlearning⁣
love⁣
hate ⁣
showing up ⁣
shame ⁣
community ⁣
divide⁣
conversations⁣
statements⁣
... and so much privilege⁣

I spent this time watching, listening & reading. The work I have done over the past year has just been the starting point... I AM NOT DONE.⁣

I will continue this commitment for my family, for you & especially for the black & BIPOC community. #blacklivesmatter

#blackouttuesday
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday

in support of #amplifymelanatedvoices I will not be posting my own content from June 1-7th ... ⁣⁣For more information ch...
06/01/2020

in support of #amplifymelanatedvoices I will not be posting my own content from June 1-7th ... ⁣

For more information check our @jessicawilson.msrd & @blackandembodied ...

𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦... ⁣⁣I am a white person of privilege. I have not & will never experience anything different than that. ⁣⁣Ther...
05/28/2020

𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦... ⁣

I am a white person of privilege. I have not & will never experience anything different than that. ⁣

There is a big part of me that feels speechless & hopeless.⁣

But one thing I can’t stop thinking about is that staying silent is not an option. My heart has always been heavy when it comes to hate & racism; but the weight has been too much lately. ⁣

I questioned if what I have to say is enough &⁣
I didn’t know what to say ... ⁣

Last fall I took the Sharing Privilege workshop at @goodbodyfeel lead by the amazing @royolaroyola ... THIS WORK MATTERS. I originally took the workshop because I wanted to have a better understanding of my privilege but also I wanted to hear what was being said & what changes I needed to make. I wanted to learn more so that when I have children I can fully show up for them. After the workshop I had lots of unpacking to do; I started to view things & my thoughts & my thinking in a whole new way. ⁣

What we as a society don’t need, is to see more videos because this needs to stop now. ⁣

Re-sharing posts is not enough, we need to do more, we need to do better. ⁣

If you are white... ⁣

Educate yourself ⁣
Talk, talk & talk some more ⁣
Follow leaders in your own community & the world ⁣
Don’t stay silent ⁣
Pay people of color for their work ⁣
Don’t ask POC about racism (they don’t need to relive it)⁣
Diversify who you follow⁣
Learn about the victims; learn their names, say their names⁣
Find the resources ⁣
Go to the workshops (& yes pay for them) ⁣

If you are white... ⁣

this is not about your experiences⁣

If you are white ... ⁣

this is not about you. ⁣

I was going to list a few resources I had but just as I was about to post this, @goodbodyfeel posted a great blog by @sarcrog where she talks about her experience learning & lists all of the important resources... so I highly suggest you head over to them & click the link in their bio to their blog. ⁣

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