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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  • 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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    Guest Blog Post – Postpartum Depression

    Becoming a mother was more than just the usual motherhood education. Yes, I was tired. Tired beyond what I had thought tired was before. Not the stayed out all night partying tired. Not the essay writing until the wee hours of the morning, or cramming for exams tired, but a tired that seeped into my …

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    Your Secret Weapon for Postpartum Healing

    As a labour and delivery nurse, I was fully aware that my body would go through some things when I had my first child. Even with my wealth of medical knowledge and experience teaching women, it wasn’t enough to prepare me for what I had coming. After 9 pounds of baby passes through your vagina, …

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    Baby Sleep Advice

    When I was expecting my first child, I lost count of how many times people told me “you’ll never sleep again!” Not only was that not helpful, but it was also not true. As babies get older, they have the ability to hold more food and potentially sleep longer. Until then, there are some things …

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    Books for Babies

    Books are a great way to help your baby develop and become a reader for life! At birth a baby has all the brain cells they need for life, but they need to develop the connections (or synapses) between these cells. These connections are the keys to learning. The brain’s ability to grow these connections …

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    Great Gifts for Expecting Families

    Rather than give another cute outfit for baby, check out our great list of helpful and memorable gifts for expecting families. All of these can work during the holiday season, as baby shower gifts, or anytime you want to show the expecting families in your life some love. If you are expecting share this list …

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    Thriving During Early Motherhood

    Here are some tips, that I regularly share with postpartum mothers, to help them thrive during early motherhood. The emotional after-effects of birth and becoming a mother are huge and all-encompassing. You will be stretched in an infinite number of ways as you journey home from your birth experience to integrating your “old life” into …

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