Childbirth Education

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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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 …

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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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Why should you take a prenatal class?

As a labour and delivery nurse I often get asked by friends, family and most of all my patients,  “Why should I take a prenatal class?” This is a question I LOVE to answer. There are SO MANY excellent reasons to take a prenatal education class. I could talk about the benefits of it for …

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The Birth Box – Everything you need for a drug free labour in one box!

Are you planning a drug free birth? Or are you hoping to delay pain medications as long as possible during labour? Then check out our handy birth tool kit for rent: the ‘Birth Box”.     Included in the Birth Box are essential items for pain relief during labour such as a “Rebozo Scarf”, a …

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