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Travelling With Baby During The Holidays

December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Travelling during the holidays can be a pain no matter what. Long lines, weather delays, extra bags, and wet winter gear can make even the most even-tempered person cranky. Add in a fussing baby to that mix and it is easy to see why people avoid travelling during the holidays with little ones.   If…

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Do We Need A Night Nurse?

December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sleep is a priority for most new parents. They count how many hours they have gotten. They count how many hours they haven’t gotten. Sometimes, they lie awake counting how many hours they will get if they were to fall asleep right now. Sleep is a big deal when you are not getting enough.  …

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The Morning Sickness Ritual

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Advice from a Holistic Nutritionist and Doula The sun has risen, you’re standing thankful in a warm shower and just as you wash the suds out of your eyes, you feel it. There it is… morning sickness. Morning sickness is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. Those influx of raging hormones are believed to be…

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Should We Sleep Train?

December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are you exhausted trying to keep up with overnight feeds? Has your child’s paediatrician said they can sleep through the night, but they aren’t? Are you thinking about sleep training but lots of people have said not to, that it is dangerous? Are you confused and overwhelmed by all the information out there? We don’t…

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A Doula for the Doula – Kiersten

November 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Continuing with getting to know our doulas by finding out what they would look for in a doula, we hear from Kiersten. Her desire would be a postpartum doula!   Hiring a Doula – Kiersten The first days (and weeks) with a new baby can be an incredibly challenging time for parents; the services of…

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Will ‘Down There’ Ever Go Back?

November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are you worried about whether or not ‘down there’ will ever feel normal again? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Having a baby can cause a lot of changes and it might take time to feel normal again. During birth, the body releases a number of hormones designed to dilate the cervix, stimulate contractions, widen the…

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A Doula for the Doula – Allison

November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clients often ask us what we would look for in a doula for ourselves, so we decided to tell you! We will be featuring each member of our team in their own blog post about what they would look for in their own doula!   Allison: What I Want in a Doula   Hiring a…

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Is Daylight Savings a Four Letter Word?

November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Remember those days when autumn daylight savings meant an extra hour of sleep? “Fall back” you’d whisper in bliss. You’d roll over and look at the clock and you didn’t have to get up yet! Babies don’t read clocks. Daylight savings, can make for new sleeping challenges with your baby. Their schedule will be thrown…

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Bundling Up The Bump – Winter Maternity Style

November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brrrrrr, the cold weather is coming and it is time to bundle up that bump. It can be hard to know what you will need for a winter pregnancy, especially if you are due during the winter season. Many of the staples you will add to you maternity wardrobe will be useful after your baby…

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The New AAP Sleep Guidelines

October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you have been online this week, you have likely come across reports of new guidelines on infant sleep from the American Academy of Pediatrics. And because we aren’t American, you might be wondering how and if these changes affect us.   First, let’s understand exactly what the new recommendations are:   infants should sleep…

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