Why a Doula should be Part of Your Birth Team benefits birth birth takes a village birth team doula midwives Jan 04, 2020

Why I Love Doulas

In my last post about Why I Love MidwivesI spoke of a birth team. A doula is an integral part of that birth team both prenatally, during your birth and as you transition to motherhood.

Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Recti Assessment and Screening for Midwives

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C-Section Recovery - Helpful Tips to Optimize Healing abdominal muscles c section recovery cesarean light exercise no mommy bootcamps Jan 03, 2020

Healing After a Cesarean

Cesarean births can be planned, which gives Mom time to prepare in advance for the procedure, and for the recovery. But in many cases C-sections happen unexpectedly, leaving many women feeling surprised and overwhelmed.

To make matters worse, little – if any...

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Baby Celebrations! Your "Out of the Box (or Belly)" Baby Shower Gift Guide baby celebrations baby shower gifts doulas epi-no massage therapy out of the box pregnancy tea prenatal massage Jan 02, 2020

Practical Baby Shower Gift Ideas

A baby shower is a tradition in many countries, including here in Canada. The exact details of the custom differ culturally, and I have even observed differences native to certain regions of Canada, but the general motivation is the same: to shower a new mother...

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My Top Tips for Creating a Birth and Recovery Plan belly wrap birth birth positions birth team doulas healing herbs recovery restorative exercise Jan 01, 2020

What to Include in Your Birth Plan

A common recommendation for expecting mothers is to create a birth plan: a document that gives your caregivers (midwife, doctor, doula, partner) an outline of your choices, desires and ‘no thank you’s’ while in labour. This is designed so as...

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Birthing Tips to Help Your Baby Out

During birth, your body and your baby are working together to facilitate a smooth transition into the world. Unfortunately, a lot of the lifestyle choices we make and the birth practices we pursue are actually making things a lot harder for...

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What is "THE CORE"??? birth diaphragm inner core kegels are a core exercise multifidus pelvic floor postpartum pregnancy the core four Dec 30, 2019

The Components of the Inner Core

Your core is probably the most impacted part of your body in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Yet, it gets little to no attention.  Most people think of the core as being the six-pack and the low back; they are correct, to an extent, but let’s look a...

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Kegel Your Way to a Stronger Core 28 day kegek challenge core exercise kegel & pelvic floor kegels stronger core the core breath transversus abdominus Dec 29, 2019

Did you know you can kegel your way to a stronger core?  The pelvic floor is the foundation of the core and it needs exercise just like any other muscle in your body. Working the core from the inside out will build a stronger foundation to allow for progressively challenging...

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Why Walking is the Ultimate Pregnancy Exercise

If I was to pick one exercise that I think every pregnant woman should do it would be... drum roll please…

Walking!!!  “Walking,” you say in disbelief?  You were expecting something more elaborate, right?  Truth is,...

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Fitness for Fertility

Fertility continues to be a growing area of interest in issues of reproductive health. Thankfully, there continues to be an increasing number of health professionals with knowledge, awareness and services aimed at assisting those facing fertility challenges.

An alternative...

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The Right Way to exercise after Pregnancy - SAY NO to Mommy Bootcamp after pregnancy core breathe exercise pelvic floor restore the core say no to bootcamp Dec 26, 2019

High-Intensity Workouts Get You Nowhere When Your Core is Compromised

I’m often asked to identify the best way to get back in shape after having a baby. People often baulk at what I say, and then go on to join the first mommy bootcamp they can find.

Most come back to me with their...

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