December 11, 2017

If you've been following along on my doula journey, you may know that I lost my dad quite suddenly in May of this year.  This will be the first Christmas without him, and to say the past month has been difficult is an understatement.  This may be an all-to familiar fee...

November 17, 2017

"...We stopped giving into the pressures put in place by every grandparent and mom group out there and started listening to the needs of our child."

October 16, 2017

Four days before my wedding day, I woke up franctically scratching my wrists and covered in a bumpy rash.  I called my midwife right away who suggested that I go to the hospital as soon as possible.  It was there that they did a serum bile acid test (a blood test to te...

September 30, 2017

Well, it's official - my baby isn't a baby anymore.  Charlie-May turned two yesterday and I'm having mixed feelings.  To say this milestone is an easy one would be a lie. Last night I spent 5 hours in a rocking chair with what what now feels like a broken tail bone and...

July 24, 2017

Baby wearing literally SAVED me during the first 12 months of Charlie's life.  Below, I've compiled a few reasons why you should wear your baby.  As a general rule of thumb, certain wraps take practise so always use assistance when learning how to properly and safely w...

July 13, 2017

For the past 8 years, I have been working passionately as a mental health and addictions worker.  I truly believed that I lived my life both professionally and personally, judgement free.  I empathized with, cared for and supported people who's values did not line up w...

June 1, 2017

Why you may still want a labour doula for your planned (or unplanned) caesarean birth.

May 8, 2017

"I was scared because of my own experiences, because of my own distorted thinking and because I was making assumptions based on her gender."

April 28, 2017

Indigestion can be a pain when you're pregnant (literally) even if you've never suffered from it before there's a good chance you may experience it at some time during pregnancy even as early as a couple of weeks. There is no known cause for indigestion during pregnanc...

April 28, 2017

When I made the switch to formula I found myself overwhelmed with all the different types that are offered to parents. I was hoping it could have been decided for me just like the milk that came out of my breast. Or handed to me in a Manuel along with all the other ago...