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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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A Better Postpartum

October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our blog series on the postpartum experience is coming to an end but what can you do with all the information? It is true that the postpartum period affects families in many different ways. The physical recovery from birth, whether a vaginal birth or a caesarean birth can take its toll. The impact on partners…

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The Postpartum Experience: Siblings

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

If this is not your first baby, you still have a new experience to contend with: introducing the new baby to your first baby. The experience of siblings, and parents, will differ depending on the age of your older child(ren), but there are things to keep in mind regardless of age. Even the most mature…

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The Postpartum Experience: Partners

September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

  When we talk about the postpartum period, we focus on those who have given birth and the baby. Partners sometimes get the short end of the stick when we discuss support after the birth of a baby. This time we will focus on the postpartum experience from a partners perspective.   Many partners have…

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