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A Doula for the Doula – Allison

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?

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

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

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

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

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

  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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The Postpartum Experience: Emotional Recovery

In part 3 of our blog series on the Postpartum Experience, we are going to look at emotional recovery. While we are beginning to talk about the emotional side of the postpartum period more frequently, many families are still surprised by the intensity of their emotions during this time. While there are many jokes about…

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The Postpartum Experience: Caesarean Recovery

As caesarean births have become more commonplace, the questions regarding recovering from caesarean birth have increased. Most families do not anticipate a caesarean birth and are caught off-guard when it occurs. They have not prepared themselves or their homes for optimal recovery from a caesarean. Part 2 of our blog series will examine the normal…

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The Postpartum Experience: Physical Recovery

  Many families struggle to understand what the postpartum period will look like. That is understandable. They have no frame of reference. Even if friends or family have had babies before them and discussed it, the experience of each family will be unique. Hollywood does no do expectant families any favours either. Movies, TV shows, and…

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