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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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    Holly’s Top Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

    Holly is a registered nutritionist that believes gut health is everything. Gut health plays a role in everything from IBS, hormone imbalances, pregnancy, chronic pain, and mental health issues. With degrees in Applied Human Nutrition and Psychology, Holly creates customized, science-based healing protocols to get to the root of your health issues. She also uses …

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    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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    Granparenting – 5 Things That Have Changed Since Having Your Babies

    I have always believed that knowledge is power. And how wonderful it would be for Grandparents to support and help their children blossom into amazing parents themselves, by already having the best, up to date advice to give. So here goes:

    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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    Baby Led Weaning

    Starting your baby on solids can be overwhelming! Things have changed a lot since we were little babes and our moms happily shoveled rice cereal into our unwilling mouths at 3 or 4 months of age. We now know that it is important to wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to …

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