Becoming a mother

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Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such an exciting time with so many changes happening within your body. Though many of these changes are welcome and thrilling, unfortunately, it is very common to experience some unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms. Though most women will experience something from this list, everyone is different and will have different symptoms. This list isn’t …

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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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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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Affirmations for Birth

Affirmations can be a powerful and helpful tool to prepare for and during birth. They can keep you feeling positive, motivated, and resilient, especially during moments of uncertainty. I use them often with both my doula and COACHING clients. If using affirmations feels like it could be useful for you, I have some helpful guidelines that …

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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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