Spinning Babies

Last weekend I went to one of the best workshops I have attended in a long time - Spinning Babies. For those of you who have never heard of Spinning Babies before, it is a system of movements that are used during pregnancy to promote optimal fetal positioning, and during labour to make giving birth …

I’m A Lamaze Online Partner!

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Lamaze International is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy, and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. Lamaze education and practices are based on the best and most current medical evidence available and help women advocate for the pregnancy and childbirth they want and deserve. Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators, working closely with …

New CDC Guidelines on Alcohol Consumption While Breastfeeding

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new guidelines for alcohol consumption while breastfeeding. These guidelines indicate that while not drinking at all is the safest option, moderate alcohol consumption (1 standard drink per day) is not known to be harmful to infants. They do recommend allowing 2 hours after alcohol consumption before breastfeeding, …

Setting Up For Successful Breastfeeding

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Many people are nervous about breastfeeding, the most common concern being milk supply. Many things can encourage milk production and successful breastfeeding. Most birth professionals will agree on a few key factors that will make the transition from pregnancy to breastfeeding postpartum simpler. Minimal Intervention During Birth Some interventions are medically necessary, while some are …

What is a Doula?

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In honour of World Doula Week, I thought I would write a short post about what doulas do. As you can see from the picture, the main role of a doula is to support someone through pregnancy, birth and/or the postpartum period. We provide emotional and educational support to a birthing person and that person's family.