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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

Benefits Of Shoulderstand Pose

How does this one pose, shoulderstand, do all of that? During fertility and pregnancy, the importance of the thyroid gland cannot be overstated. The thyroid hormones are critical for the development of the fetal and neonatal brain. A deficiency in the secretions of [...]

Benefits Of Shoulderstand Pose2018-12-31T17:35:08+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
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