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Breastfeeding 101

Many new parents assume that breastfeeding is instinctive. This might have been true once, when children saw their mothers and aunts and friends of the family feeding their babies regularly and in public...

Finding comfort during labour

Labour is intense, to say the least. But does it have to be painful? It can be helpful to reframe the sensations you are feeling. In the words of Ina May Gaskin "labour is an interesting sensation that requires all of your attention"

Informed Consent

You NEED to read this before giving birth. You have the legal right to “informed consent" whenever a medical procedure, drug, test, or other treatment is offered. But, what does that mean and how to you make sure you have all the information?

My Birth Didn't go as planned...

I planed for a natural birth, but things didn't go as I expected. That didn't stop me from having a birth I loved.  

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I felt guilty about sharing my birth story

I loved my birth, but I felt like I couldn't share it with other moms. Then a friend told me she was pregnant...

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The best tool i had, without even realizing it

There is one tool that I would recommend every pregnant person have before, during and after birth, and it's not what you think!

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Formula is medicine

Families need to make INFORMED choices about the health of their babies. 

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Let's get realistic about Postpartum Bodies

What you see in the media is not realistic. And that's ok!

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Birth without fear?

With everything we see in the media, is it possible to have a birth without fear?

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Orgasmic birth? Tell me more!

This is a very taboo topic, while writing this article anyone I spoke about it with was totally shocked and confused. Isn’t birth supposed to be painful?

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Postpartum Depression or Baby Blues?

Most people get pregnant for the first time with very little idea about what life with a new baby will be like. We have a vague idea that the first few weeks and months will be a bit chaotic, but not much more than that.

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Prenatal Nutrition

Maintaining good nutrition is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. But it’s sometimes hard to make the best food choices with hectic lifestyles

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What to expect postpartum

Most people are unsure about what’s going on with their bodies, and about how best to take care of themselves and their babies. So, let’s talk about what to expect after birth.

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What to do with your placenta

To encapsulate or not to encapsulate, but is that really the question? There are actually a ton of things that you can do with a placenta!

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Healing the perineum after birth

Vaginal birth takes a toll on the perineum. Even if you don't experience tears, you will still have lots of healing to do. These recipes contain soothing herbs that will help speed tissue recovery.

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Self care during pregnancy

Real talk, the pregnant body is a weird place to live. At 32 weeks pregnant, I'm right in the middle of the third trimester, and the pregnancy weirdness is in full swing. 

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Skin to skin care

Skin to skin contact is one of the things that makes me really pumped up. Babies do better when they are skin to skin with their parent, birthing persons do better when they are skin to skin with baby. Yet, it's still really common place to see parents and baby separated following birth!

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What to bring to you birth

Whether you’re planning on giving birth at home, in a birth centre or at a hospital, it’s important to have all your supplies ready to go before hand. Here is a good place to start. 

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VBAC is a safe options

Parents are often concerned that once they have had a C-section they can't have vaginal birth. Evidence suggests otherwise!

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Herbal Medicines during pregnancy

There is a lot of wisdom in traditional herbal medicine, but with health food store selling more products than most people know what to do with, it’s hard to know what to take.

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Top prenatal reads

There are millions of pregnancy and birth books out there, many with conflicting information. It can be hard to decide which ones to read and which ones to trust.

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