July 25, 2020

"Oh hunny, you'll just know when real labour contractions start." I can still hear my [then] co-workers eye-roll as she uttered these words to me.  Pro tip: this statement isn't helpful. 

You would think that a person that has laboured and birthed a child would be...

June 11, 2020

On social media, I shared some really important tips about the early postpartum period and newborns.  I've comprised the information here in one blog for easier access - hope you enjoy it!

P O S T P A R T U M . D E P R E S S I O N: 

I’d like to start off by saying t...

April 19, 2020

As a birth doula, I've attended dozens of births; each different and unique.  But some things always stay the same, universal consistencies that don't change.  And so, I've compiled a short list of my favourite labour tips and tricks that seem to be true for most birth...

April 5, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 came as a surprise for most of us.  But babies are still being born, families are still getting pregnant, people are still struggling to breastfeed - and so, my work continues.  Yes, it's true; doulas generally practice face-to-face support with...

February 28, 2020

So, you're interested in using cloth diapers? Well, I'm glad you're here, and I can't wait to share all my favourite tips and tricks about them.  

1. How Many Diapers Do You Need?

You're going to need a minimum of 12 diapers.  For a newborn, this means that you woul...

February 7, 2020

As a labour doula and previous mental health worker, my job has been to keep people calm in often stressful and painful situations. I say this in my prenatal classes often: labour is a giant mind game!  I've seen women endure and work through some seriously intense con...

February 3, 2020

If you've ever walked into my home, you'd probably be surprised that I have two young kids.  It's always clean, always organized, toys are rarely left on the ground for more than an hour. It's not because I've hired help or because I've taught my children to clean up a...

January 28, 2020

The first thing I want to throw out there is that unless medically indicated, there is no reason to induce labour before 42 weeks pregnant.  That's right, a NORMAL pregnancy is anywhere from 37- 42 weeks.  That being said, should you be nearing that time or it has been...

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...