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Instapot Parenting

February 1, 2017 |

Has your Facebook feed been flooded with people waxing poetic about their Instapot? Have friends or family mentioned their newest kitchen gadget? Well add us to the pile because we have hopped on this cooking craze too! Another kitchen appliance? Really? This new gadget works to reduce the number of devices you need to get…

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Why I Took My Son To A Women’s March

January 23, 2017 |

As a doula, maybe my attendance at a women’s march seems rather obvious. After all, women and families are pretty much what I do. But, in addition to being a doula who supports the choices of all women, all parents, and all families, I am also a mother.  I did more than attend the march.…

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The Low Down on Fetal Monitoring

January 19, 2017 |

What do you know about fetal monitoring? If you have taken our Birth Boutique prenatal classes, you know all there is to know. For many others, your knowledge may be limited to the sometimes-scary information to be found on Google. Fetal monitoring is not meant to be scary, and information is power. The more you…

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Resolutions for New Parents

December 30, 2016 |

Did your bundle of joy arrive around the holidays? Are you expecting a new arrival in the new year? Usually January 1 is a time of resolutions: lose weight, be more organized, make healthy meals, or spend more time as a family. A new year often means a new start. But what are some new…

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Travelling With Baby During The Holidays

December 22, 2016 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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