Prenatal Education

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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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.

Should you take a prenatal class?

One thing I often hear from pregnant moms and couples is that they aren’t sure they should take a prenatal class. The other thing I’m also told regularly by postpartum moms and families is that they love the idea of the different classes that we offer and they wish they had been able to take some …

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The Truth about Epidurals in Labour

Its also a good idea to learn about epidurals even if you really don’t want one! Things can change rapidly in childbirth and there are sometimes reasons that your Dr. or Midwife even may suggest an epidural. The last thing anyone would ever want was to be forced to make a last minute decision without all the facts. So in true Balancing from Birth to Baby form, let us help empower you with knowledge.