NOTICE

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

  • Categories

  • 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.

    Using Water During Labour

    How to use Water during labour It’s not just to drink! Have you thought about using water during your birth?

    Get rid of your Mummy Tummy

    How do we stop those pesky leaks and help our abs re-approximate, or come back together, so that we can have our bodies back? Well, since deep core dysfunction is partially a result of a lack of synergy of the musculature that makes it up, we need to regain that synergy.

    Birthing From Within

    Walking home tonight after leading a natural pain management session I felt so grateful for the opportunity to teach and share about birth. This has been a journey for me. After the birth of my daughter (more than a decade ago), I was inspired by my experience and the influence my midwife’s support had on …

    Birthing From Within Read More »

    Natural Pain Management in Labour #2

    This week’s labour tip is all about preparation. Someone very wise once told me “If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”. Labour in all of its beauty takes a vast amount of mental, physical and emotional preparedness to be able to cope calmly and effectively throughout. So What can you do to prepare?

    “Natural Pain Management” in Labour. #1

    “Natural Pain Management” in Labour. What does that even mean? The word “natural” has been over popularized and over used now a days to mean something totally different than the words original intention. Natural pain management simply means managing your pain without the use of medication. Now even saying that can draw up visions of …

    “Natural Pain Management” in Labour. #1 Read More »

    great gifts for expecting families edidt

    Great Gifts for Expecting Families

    Not sure what to get the expecting mother in your life? Wanting something more useful or creative than another cute outfit for baby? Look no further! Check out our list of helpful and memorable gifts for expecting families, featuring Canadian, local and small businesses! All of these can work during the holiday season, as baby …

    Great Gifts for Expecting Families Read More »

    Recovering from the Heartbreak of Miscarriage

    The first thing to know if you’ve had a miscarriage is that it was not your fault. Often when things like this happen, our first response is to try to figure out why. Unfortunately, it’s often impossible to know why a miscarriage has happened. It can be helpful to understand that miscarriages are extremely common – some estimates say 10-20 % of known pregnancies end in miscarriage.

    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 …

    Newborn Massage : Good for the whole family! Read More »

    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 …

    Top 10 Things to pack in your birth bag Read More »

    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…