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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.

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  • Tips for Pumping Breastmilk

    Pumping can be a dire task sometimes. Finding extra time to sit and pump can be difficult. Even more so can be having enough milk in your body after feeding your baby to be able to extract anything more than a few drops. There are lots of things you can do to help boost your pumping efforts and make them more worthwhile.

    Mothering, Self Care, and Joy

    As a mom I know how difficult it can be to juggle so much. There are more days then I care to remember where I feel all that I did was run to catch up. There are many other days when I know I spend more time yelling than speaking, more time jumping to conclusions than actually listening. I see now that it doesn't have to be this way.

    Annoucing the birth of…

    Announcing the birth of Hazel Jean Winifred! This sweet girl was born on January 5th to our lovely pregnant model for our website, Victoria, and daddy Tyson.

    Book Review: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is about breastfeeding an infant to toddler. I profess to having avoided it for years as I have had two successful breastfeeding experiences with my children. But I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the book covers much more.

    Should you take a prenatal class?

    One thing I often hear from pregnant moms and couples is that they aren’t sure they should take a prenatal class. The other thing I’m also told regularly by postpartum moms and families is that they love the idea of the different classes that we offer and they wish they had been able to take some …

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    The Truth about Epidurals in Labour

    Its also a good idea to learn about epidurals even if you really don’t want one! Things can change rapidly in childbirth and there are sometimes reasons that your Dr. or Midwife even may suggest an epidural. The last thing anyone would ever want was to be forced to make a last minute decision without all the facts. So in true Balancing from Birth to Baby form, let us help empower you with knowledge.

    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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