November 6, 2019

As a postpartum doula, I talk a lot about infant sleep to new parents.  You see, what sleep trainers and veteran moms don't tell you, is that infant sleep is fluid and ever changing.  That's right.  You can "train" your baby to fall asleep on their own, self sooth...

September 26, 2019

I know, I know you - you've walked around the baby store aimlessly adding things to your registry.  You're up to well over 150 items, but what do you actually NEED? Well, here it is.  The list you've been waiting for.  Here are the items I found I needed most as a firs...

September 7, 2019

It might be that you have a fussy baby, or maybe you are going through one of those dreaded sleep regressions.  Either way; doulas, parents and baby whisperers everywhere swear by the 5 S's to help soothe, calm and even put your baby to sleep!

Part 1: SUCK - T...

August 10, 2019

Let’s say you have a supportive partner that wants to be involved in the labour and delivery of your baby - GREAT! Or maybe you’re partner is a bit more reserved, perhaps even anxious about having to be really present during this experience - that’s fair! Regardle...

July 30, 2019

I don't sugar coat labour and delivery and I don't sugar coat life with a newborn.  Yes it's beautiful and magical, but it's also damn hard.  I am a firm believer that education is power and the more REAL information I can share with you, the better.

June 27, 2019

You all remember it from the movies...HEE HEE HOOOO, HEE HEE HOOOO. This type of breathing in labour is both not effective AND stress inducing.  That's right, the quick pace and lack of focus on the inhale can cause your heart rate to increase and a depletion of oxygen...

June 24, 2019

Before I was a doula, I worked as an addiction and mental health counsellor.  The "Wheel of Life" was a tool I used with almost all of my clients with great success.  Basically, its a visual aid that lets you focus on each of the different components that make up your...

May 25, 2019

Okay, so you have one baby, one dresser, and approximately 56 onesies, right?  In helping one of my postpartum clients prepare for a family vacation with their baby, I showed them a different way to role their onesies to save space. So whether you are taking a tri...

May 20, 2019

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of women who wanted to train and become doulas. We talked about the certification process, prenatal appointments and how to confidently support women and their families in labour. And then, I told them how I never ad...

April 25, 2019

Newborn snuggles might just be the greatest feeling in the whole world. You’re newly postpartum, recovering yourself and totally mesmerized by the perfect human you’ve created.   In fact, you actually look forward to the 1-2 hour midday snooze, until you don’t.  There...

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