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Yes, Dad’s are AMAZING at birth too!

Yes, Dad’s are AMAZING at birth too!

Jun 18 2016

One of my favourite things about birth – is the dads! I could list all the reasons why I love birth (and it would take you a really long time to read it), but one of the top 10 reasons I feel so lucky to share in such a monumental moment with families is watching it through the father’s eyes. (que Eric Clapton, “Look into my Father’s Eyes”) Birth doesn’t have to be scary and intimidating. With the right support,…

What’s labour like the SECOND time around?

What’s labour like the SECOND time around?

Apr 27 2016

Pregnant with your second? I asked one of my clients the questions I get asked most often by second time moms preparing for birth. Read on to find out what she says. Q: Aren’t second babies faster? Why would I need a doula? A: The active labour and pushing stages for my second were faster but I can tell you that labour is intense no matter the length of time! I had a fantastic support team including midwives, my husband,…

Why My Emergency Cesarean was Beautiful

Why My Emergency Cesarean was Beautiful

Apr 11 2016

4 years ago I had an unplanned cesarean birth. I don’t usually share my personal stories, as my own experiences are irrelevant in supporting others birth the way that matters to them. However, April is Cesarean Awareness month, and in honour of all the women who have birthed in the operating room, I’d like to share my story. Before becoming a doula and before knowing the ins and outs of the birth world, I was pregnant with our first baby.…

5 Meals to Make Before Labour Begins

5 Meals to Make Before Labour Begins

Apr 03 2016

So your healthcare provider says you could go into labour “any time now”, you’ve finished working and have used up all you massage benefits working out the kinks of pregnancy. What do you do now? Make 5 easy meals ahead of time before baby is born.  When pregnant with my first daughter I made the mistake of starting a huge perogie marathon and made over 200 perogies stuffed with all the delicious things I was craving at 39 weeks pregnant.…