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Pregnancy

Epidurals and Doulas

Birth and labour doulas provide support to labouring women and their families. As a professionally trained and certified birth doula, I provide unbiased support. This means that I do not judge you for your choices during your pregnancy, labour and childbirth. I support [...]

Epidurals and Doulas2019-01-01T18:10:22+00:00

Benefits of Squats during Pregnancy

There are many benefits to exercising during pregnancy. Exercise can help you have a shorter labor, relieve commons discomforts such as back ache, increase endorphins, and can help prepare for labour. Squats are excellent to practice while pregnant. They help increase the pelvic [...]

Benefits of Squats during Pregnancy2018-12-31T21:04:38+00:00

Yoga In The Winter

We know it can be tough to continue with your practice in the colder months. Here are four reasons to continue practicing. 1. Yoga is warm - it helps to warm up your muscles and joints. Important with your changing body to help [...]

Yoga In The Winter2018-12-31T16:05:56+00:00

Five Tips on Finding a Doula

Considering hiring a birth doula? That's great - studies have shown that with a doula present at labour and childbirth, there are fewer requests for pain medication, more positive outcomes, reduced likelihood of a cesarean and better AGPAR scores for baby. You'll want [...]

Five Tips on Finding a Doula2019-01-14T18:00:43+00:00

Diastasis Recti

You've had your baby but your stomach still looks like you're pregnant. It takes time to get back to your post pregnant body but a postpartum abdominal condition called diastasis recti might be to blame. Diastasis recti what? Hard to spell and pronounce, [...]

Diastasis Recti2018-12-31T17:37:49+00:00

Movement During Labour

Movement during labour is a great way to help baby descend the birth canal and prepare for delivery. How do you move? Dance Play some music and bust a move. No music? No problem. Swaying, making circles with your hips can all help. [...]

Movement During Labour2018-12-31T17:40:37+00:00

Yoga and Breech Babies

Throughout your pregnancy your baby will turn and perform gymnastics, even during the last weeks of gestation. Most babies will settle down in the head-down position between weeks 32 and 38. A small percentage, fewer than 5 percent of term pregnancies, settle in [...]

Yoga and Breech Babies2018-12-31T17:41:38+00:00

Preparing for Baby Checklist

Today there are hundreds of items that are made and marketed for newborns. You don't need to spend a small fortune on items to have for when your baby arrives. If this is your first baby, ask family and friends if they have [...]

Preparing for Baby Checklist2018-12-31T18:04:55+00:00
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