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.

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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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.

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.

Postpartum Core Strength

How do we stop those pesky leaks and help our abs re-approximate, or come back together, so that we can have our bodies back? Well, since deep core dysfunction is partially a result of a lack of synergy of the musculature that makes it up, we need to regain that synergy.

Natural Pain Management in Labour: Breathing Tips

“Natural Pain Management” in Labour. What does that even mean? The word “natural” has been over-popularized and overused nowadays to mean something totally different than the word’s original intention. Natural pain management simply means managing your pain without the use of medication. This post’s focus is on breathing. Breathing is not only an essential part …

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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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