Keeping Your Little One Comfortable This Summer

Having a new baby in the heat of summer can be tricky. We are always trying to weigh out the risks and benefits of taking our activities outside and when we do go outside we wonder if we are taking all the precautions necessary to keep them protected. Whether you plan...

Pregnant in the Summer? A Survival Guide

Being pregnant any time of year can bring with it challenges and discomforts, but add to it the summer heat and we have a whole new set of circumstances.  If you are like most summer pregnant mamas you will be searching ways to stay cool and comfortable during these...

The Magic 3 Month Mark

THE MAGIC 3 MONTH MARK!   So much has happened over the last 3 months.  Hopefully things are starting to settle down and you are finding yourself seeing signs of routines and predictable behaviour and habits.  So many things about your baby should be happening.  You...
Dads and Doulas

Dads and Doulas

I have been a doula for 16 years and my husband is my biggest seller.  He knows first hand the benefits of having a doula present at your birth experience, having done 3 births without and 1 with, he is a believer. The expectations on dads to be the labour coach is...
Transition in Labour-What to Expect

Transition in Labour-What to Expect

Transition!  Have you heard about THIS stage of labour?  It is where all the good stories come from.  This is usually the most difficult and intense and painful part of labour.  If you consider that your body is doing the same amount of physical change as the other...

Active Labour-What to Expect

You have now moved into the “active” stage of labour.  Contractions are much more intense, often 3-5 minutes apart and are lasting about 1 minute long.  It is much more difficult to walk or talk through these contractions.  It is time to get your game on....

Early Labour-What to Expect

  During the Early Stages of Labour a woman can expect to feel many physical and emotional changes.  Here are some things to expect: What is happening As your labor becomes more active you may notice one or more of the following signs: In the beginning your...
Stop the Crying-Helping your Newborn Stay Happy

Stop the Crying-Helping your Newborn Stay Happy

How fast do you move when you hear your baby cry?  Most parents acquire stealth speed and can hear their little one from a mile away.  No one likes to hear a baby cry.  However newborns are especially good at it, it’s the only way they know to get your...