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Prepare Your Partner For Pregnancy, Labor And Birth

Prepare Your Partner For Pregnancy, Labor And Birth

So you’re pregnant? Or planning to become pregnant? Or planning to plan to become pregnant? Now is an excellent time to get your partner ready. Having an informed and prepared partner will help everything run more smoothly from conception to parenthood.

Postpartum Mood Disorders Explained

Postpartum Mood Disorders Explained

Trigger warning: mention of intrusive thoughts, mental illness, and postpartum psychosis It's normal to feel crazy! This blog is going to focus on postpartum mood disorders, what is normal and what isn’t. 70% of new...

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mothers and Babies

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mothers and Babies

We all know that breastfeeding is natural, it’s the way we’ve fed babies for ages. What we might not realize is that while our biology hasn’t changed the structure of our community has. We have gone so far from the...

Why Hire a Doula?

Why Hire a Doula?

Why hire a doula? This is a question I’ve heard asked many times. There are many answers depending on who you ask. I’m going to focus on the evidence-based answers first. According to the 2012 Cochrane Review birthing...

What to Pack in your Hospital Bag

What to Pack in your Hospital Bag

How to pack your hospital bag to support your birth goals So, you’re getting close to your due date, congrats on making it this far. Now’s the time to get your bag ready. Whether you’ll be birthing at the hospital or...

Getting Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Getting Baby to Sleep Through the Night

I am a mom of two boys, one is 11 and the other is 5. My boys are independent kids who are self-sufficient for their ages. I credit this to my use of a french parenting tip and I’m going to tell you all about it. In...

‘Tis the Season… For Inductions

‘Tis the Season… For Inductions

As a doula and childbirth educator, I am always a bit unnerved come November. The number of inductions always seems to spike between November and December. I know that the thought of a bundle of joy arriving as the...