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How can you plan for birth when it’s so unpredictable?

Labour and birth are very unpredictable, and there will always be unknowns during the experience. Despite this, there are some elements of your birth experience that you can plan for!  I have put together a list of my Top 10 tips for things you CAN plan for, or learn about, to prepare for labour. #1 […]

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Why won’t my 3 month old breastfeed anymore?! Is this a nursing strike?

Breastfeeding has been going well for a couple of months now. You got through those first few weeks of clusterfeeding all night, you figured out how to get a deeper latch so your nipples are finally happy, and you even had an IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) come to help you at home and make sure things […]

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Returning to Work AND Breastfeeding? It can be done!

Returning to Work AND Breastfeeding? It can be done! Ahhhh! and Waaaaah….. your maternity leave is almost over! It’s hard to believe that a year has passed, and you will soon be heading back to work. So much has happened over the last year, and as your baby’s first birthday and your return to work […]

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I was stuck on a stopped train for over 3 hours on Canada Day, and it made me love Canada even more.

Well, being stuck on an unmoving train/crime scene for 3 hours was not exactly how we planned to spend Canada Day as a family… but somehow it still turned out to have a feel-good, totally Canadian, “why I love living here” vibe. After attending a lovely, powerful woman giving birth yesterday as a Birth Doula […]

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Don’t want another crappy Mother’s Day? Take charge!

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We get one day…. One frigging day for Mothers to be celebrated, acknowledged, validated and pampered. I don’t think that sounds selfish. I don’t think we should feel bad or greedy to just want to feel appreciated once in a while. Mothers spend day in and day out sacrificing their sleep, food, patience and energy […]

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Why breastfeeding can hurt, even when it’s not supposed to….

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Facebook mom groups are full of breastfeeding questions from desperate new mothers, who are asking things like : “how long will my nipples feel like fire?”…. “when will breastfeeding feel better?”…. “is breastfeeding supposed to hurt so much?”… What follows is usually an onslaught of answers from well-meaning moms who remember their own struggle. Their […]

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Kim Kardashian ate her placenta…should you?


Updated December 2018: So, likely you’ve heard of this by now. It’s becoming a bit of a ‘thing’ with some modern new mothers. You guessed it, I’m talking about eating your placenta…. Yep, it’s a real thing, and Kim Kardashian just did it. If you really haven’t heard of this, or are going ‘blech, that’s […]

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