NOTICE

Unless otherwise noted, most of our classes and workshops are now in person at Blue Heron Midwives 105-30 Dupont St E in Waterloo. Covid safety measures are in place so we can learn together as safely as possible.

Bronwyn Addico

Bronwyn has worked as a prenatal educator in the Kitchener-Waterloo area for many years. She is able to share a wealth of information based on her vast array of parenting and community engagement experiences. Bronwyn looks forward to meeting you and supporting you on your pregnancy, birth, and parenting journey either in one of her classes, a coaching session or as a Doula at your birth.

Birth Plans 101

I am often asked about birth plans by the couples in our classes and by my doula and coaching clients. If you don’t know, a birth plan is something that women and their partners write about what they hope will occur during their labour, what they hope to avoid, and anything else they feel is …

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How Painful is Labour?

Questions and fears about labour pain are what I hear most often from doula clients, coaching clients and couples in my childbirth classes. I am not going to lie. Labour can be painful. How painful? Well, that depends. There is a wide variety of pain perceptions and stories about pain levels in labour. Your baby’s …

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6 Steps to Overcome Your Birth Fears

Because birth is such a transformative experience, some trepidation is normal and to be expected. However, in our current media culture, birth is portrayed as a medical emergency and used as a way to increase TV show ratings. This turns normal trepidation into fear, which is further exasperated when people tell you birth horror stories …

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Affirmations for Birth

Affirmations can be a powerful and helpful tool to prepare for and during birth. They can keep you feeling positive, motivated, and resilient, especially during moments of uncertainty. I use them often with both my doula and COACHING clients. If using affirmations feels like it could be useful for you, I have some helpful guidelines that …

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Baby Sleep Advice

When I was expecting my first child, I lost count of how many times people told me “you’ll never sleep again!” Not only was that not helpful, but it was also not true. As babies get older, they have the ability to hold more food and potentially sleep longer. Until then, there are some things …

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