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Is my baby breech!?

First off, don’t stress.  Usually only very few (<5%) are not head down by the time it is to give birth.  You may notice health care providers may start to get antsy however around the 35-36 week mark, especially if they can’t feel baby with their own hands to confirm.  They may request an ultrasound […]

3 ways to Support Your Mental Health with a Newborn over the Holidays

by Dr. Laura Kent-Davidson, ND IBCLCMany different holidays and traditions are celebrated at this time of year. For families who have welcomed a new baby into their world, this time may be enjoyed with gatherings of friends and family eager to celebrate the arrival of your little one with you. While these gatherings are a […]

Three Tools to Encourage Endorphin Release in Labour

By Dr. Tehseen Meghji, BSc., ND, Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator Endorphins are the body’s natural pain reducing hormones. Did you know that they can be stronger than morphine in reducing pain? Every labour contraction causes a release of endorphins and as labour intensifies, the production of endorphins increases. In fact, in un-medicated labours, the peak […]

Orgasmic birth?! Tell me more!

Wait did you say orgasm during birth?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? That is what you would think from the way that birth is portrayed in the media, but that isn’t always the case. […]

Informed Consent

by Dr. Alisa Murli, ND  Congrats, you’re pregnant! Pregnancy is such an exciting time as you’re preparing for your newborn to arrive, but it can also be confusing or overwhelming. Whether this is your first pregnancy or subsequent, there is often so much to learn. In this article, we focus on informed consent and will […]

5 Comfort Measures (you might want to try during labour)

by Laura Hill (YDD Back Up Team Member)Labour can be a daunting experience, but with the right planning, aids, and support, it can be a more comfortable one. Comfort measures during labour can help alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation, making for a more positive birth experience. These measures are non-pharmacological techniques that aim […]

Birth without fear

Think about the last movie you saw that featured someone giving birth. I’m guessing there was a woman screaming, a man freaking out, and a doctor yelling “Push, push push!” Now tell me how many of your friends are terrified by the thought of giving birth? Maybe you’re included in that group! Popular culture does a really […]

What disservice do we do to women?

Dr. Olivia Chubey, ND Think about the last movie you saw that featured someone giving birth. I’m guessing there was a woman screaming, a man freaking out, and a doctor yelling “Push, push push!”  Now tell me how many of your friends are terrified by the thought of giving birth? Maybe you’re included in that […]

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