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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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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