NOTICE

Unless otherwise noted, most of our classes and workshops are now in person at Blue Heron Midwives 105-30 Dupont St E in Waterloo. Covid safety measures are in place so we can learn together as safely as possible.

Parenting

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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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Keep Your Baby Safe: Learn CPR

Why not give yourself some peace of mind and learn what to do in an emergency to save your child’s life. Knowing what to do and how to act if your child is choking or stops breathing, is a skill that will pay you back 10 fold should you ever need to call upon that knowledge. CPR is a life saving skill that all new parents, caregivers and grandparents should all have tucked away in their tool belts in a break in case of emergency fashion.

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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Book Review: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is about breastfeeding an infant to toddler. I profess to having avoided it for years as I have had two successful breastfeeding experiences with my children. But I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the book covers much more.

Breastfeeding Fun Facts!

Growing up, I was never exposed to the culture of breastfeeding. I only ever saw the infants being bottle-fed formula.  It seems to have been generational and that’s how I thought babies were supposed to be fed. Speaking to my parents about breastfeeding has been very interesting.  They are open to the concept of breastfeeding …

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To Swaddle or not to Swaddle?

That is the question… Who would have ever thought that the topic of infant swaddling would become a hot topic of such great debate? As new research becomes available the practice of swaddling babies is falling out of fashion. Most hospitals recommend against swaddling and most prenatal courses don’t even teach swaddling anymore. But why? What’s …

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