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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Olivia Chubey, ND goes over the most commonly asked questions that we get asked during our Meet & Greets!
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 […]