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From One New Mom to Another

The best advice I was given about preparing a birth plan was to throw the plan out the window once labour begins. You can’t predict what will happen and feeling stressed when things don’t go exactly how you’d expected is the last thing you need at that time. There are

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Bottle or Breast: Fed Is Best

]For the last 30 or so years, we have all heard that breastfeeding is the best way to ensure your baby is getting all their nutrients and the most out of their feedings. However, what we do not hear in popular media is that there is a good chance that

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Common Car Seat Questions

As a new parent, one of the first hurdles you cross after giving birth is transporting your newborn home from the hospital. It is the law that all babies be in safety approved car seats whenever they are in a car. If you do not have a car, it is still

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Doula vs. Midwife: Must You Choose?

Doulas and midwives are both professionals who assist with childbirth and women’s reproductive health.  A doula provides support to the mother before, during, and shortly after childbirth, but does not deliver the baby. A midwife may offer gynecological examinations, birth control counseling, prescriptions, and labour and delivery care. A doula focuses on an expectant

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Is My Baby Cranky or Colicky?

As a new parent, you are already exhausted trying to figure out sleep and feeding schedules, but add to that a perpetually cranky baby? In the back of your mind, you may have the word “colic” floating around, but do you know what is actually happening or how to deal? What

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Who is a Midwife?

Midwives are qualified registered professionals who offer a high quality of complete care during pregnancy and who is more like your OB or doctor. Their service includes diagnostic tests, bloodwork, detects complications, address concerns, help mothers with preventive measures, promotes natural birth, wellness and health of the mother and baby,

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What is a maternity consultant and what do

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  • 09 September 2021

Pregnant families should be fully involved in the planning and care of their pregnancy with all the information, support and advice from professionals who are educated and knowledgeable. A maternity consultant is a professional who provides education, support, information and assistance to pregnant people and families navigating the healthcare system.

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About Grief & Bereavement Doulas

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  • 08 September 2021

The loss of a baby is never easy regardless of the length of the pregnancy, stillborn, or age of the child. Grieving is important and support is needed for parents. Your grief should never be ignored. A grief doula is a person who provides emotional and physical support to families

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Should I hire a sleep consultant?

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  • 07 September 2021

According to the National Sleep Foundation, a newborn should be sleeping 14-18 hours each day. Babies need significantly more sleep than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development. But as parents, when we’re running on fumes and our newborn just won’t stop crying, it can make things really

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