We are excited to announce that most of our classes and workshops will be returning in person starting in September 2022
at Blue Heron Midwives 105-30 Dupont St E in Waterloo. We look forward to learning in person together as safely as possible.

Balancing Birth To Baby Blog

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  • Summer To Do for You and Your Baby!

    Here’s a Sumer To Do list we put together of some of our favourite activities to attend with our wee ones when the weather is hot: Strawberry picking (Herrles Farm is a favourite in St. Agatha) Check out the Butterfly Conservatory Attend Books and Babies with Bronwyn at Words Worth Books Hang out at the …

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    The Birth Box – Everything you need for a drug free labour in one box!

    Are you planning a drug free birth? Or are you hoping to delay pain medications as long as possible during labour? Then check out our handy birth tool kit for rent: the ‘Birth Box”. Included in the Birth Box are essential items for pain relief during labour such as a “Rebozo Scarf”, a TENS machine, …

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    Recovering from a C-Section Delivery

    Our good friend, and amazing pelvic floor specialist, Beth Albert has some great tips on recovering from a c-section birth: Every delivery is a whirlwind with seemingly endless information thrown at you.   Whether your c-section was planned or not there are some pretty simple guidelines to follow that will help make your immediate and long term recovery …

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    When You’re Waiting for Baby

    How To Pass The Time While Waiting For Your Baby To Arrive As your pregnancy gets closer to your due date (or even past your due date), waiting for your baby can be a lesson in patience. With both of my pregnancies, I had pre-labour contractions (not very common) for several days before my labour …

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    Book Review: Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

    I would highly recommend this book as a must read as you prepare for labour. The unique ideas and theories can help create a positive experience no matter the twists and turns that occur during your birth journey.

    Planning for your Postpartum

    So much time, effort and energy goes into planning for pregnancy and planning for the birth of a baby. Often what is neglected is planning for the postpartum period. We get so caught up in waiting to have a baby that when they actually come there is an awful “Aha!” moment of “Well what do …

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    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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