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  • Is Cannabis Safe to use in Pregnancy?

    ***This article was originally published in the Spring 2019 Issue of The Holistic Parent Magazine *** Is Cannabis Safe to use in Pregnancy? Is cannabis safe to use in pregnancy? A question that causes many to ponder. We know and have known for many years that alcohol use is strongly discouraged during pregnancy. Lots of …

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    Healing a Tough Birth – Pt 2

    Here are two other steps to help you heal from a difficult birth experience. The emotions that can surround your birth can be so hard to navigate and even more so if you feel hurt or disappointed by your birth. As you let yourself fully mourn what you had hoped for and start to renew …

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    Healing a Tough Birth – Pt 1

    The emotions that can surround your birth can be so hard to navigate and even more so if you feel hurt or disappointed by your experience. I applaud your bravery and courage in taking the steps to heal. As you gain a new perspective, your story will change. You will begin to see connections, understand …

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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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    Why should you take a prenatal class?

    As a labour and delivery nurse I often get asked by friends, family and most of all my patients,  “Why should I take a prenatal class?” This is a question I LOVE to answer. There are SO MANY excellent reasons to take a prenatal education class. I could talk about the benefits of it for …

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    Keep Your Baby Safe: Learn CPR

    Why not give yourself some peace of mind and learn what to do in an emergency to save your child’s life. Knowing what to do and how to act if your child is choking or stops breathing, is a skill that will pay you back 10 fold should you ever need to call upon that knowledge. CPR is a life saving skill that all new parents, caregivers and grandparents should all have tucked away in their tool belts in a break in case of emergency fashion.

    Newborn Massage : Good for the whole family!

    You are at home with your new bundle of joy. Whether it is your first or fourth, incorporating this little person into your household is a challenge for parents and siblings. Infant massage can be a wonderful way to bond with your tiny human.  There are many studies that show how infant massage can improve …

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    New Baby Time

    Thank you for your interest in the New Baby Time program. Unfortunately, the program is on hold at this time. We hope to be back weekly in Fall 2022 with more great speakers and workshops for new parents. If you would like to be notified as to when the program will be starting again, please …

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    Top 10 Things to pack in your birth bag

    Packing a bag for your birth shouldn’t feel like packing for a week’s vacation abroad. You’ll have your arms full enough on the way into the hospital and on the way home with your new little one, don’t fill them up with un-needed stuff just to drag it back and forth. Remember if all goes …

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    Top 5 Tips for a successful VBAC

    Given that approximately 1 in 4 baby’s is delivered by cesarean birth in Canada, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is becoming more common. Some women and their partner’s may opt to have a repeat cesarean birth, but some may aim to have a VBAC.

    Top 5 Gift ideas for your Baby at Christmas

    With the Holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. When you finally start to panic and think “what do I get my baby for Christmas”? Well what does a baby really want? There are websites full of thousands of options! How do you choose? What do they need? What’s the hottest trend? Let’s talk about baby’s and Christmas shall we…

    Dads, Partners, and Labour

    Gone are the days of dropping the laboring mom off at the hospital and Dad waiting for the news that all was well and his new baby was here. Not only are Dads and Partners expected to be in the birth room, but they are also expected to support moms during an experience that they …

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