Who’s Who Series: Social Work

I feel like social workers are often under-appreciated as well as misunderstood. So many people hear social worker and associate their job with either only one aspect of it, or just something that is not exactly correct. Social workers could be involved in your life at any point really – even pregnancy and postpartum. There…

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GUEST POST: Sample Activity Plan for 0-24 Months by @trishgoodbye R.E.C.E

Hello caregivers of the tiny humans! My name is Trish Goodwin and I am an educator, and a mom. During my maternity leave in a pandemic, I have realized just how difficult it can be to fill the days with an infant, especially without the support of family, friends and parenting groups. I yearn for…

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New Podcast Episode: C-Section Birth Experience (& A Few Points on Placenta Previa)

The new podcast episode is a C-section birth experience episode – yay! And we did talk about placenta previa so I thought – why not write a post as well with a bit more information? As always: the new episode is available on all major podcast platforms under Elephant in the Womb! Also another note:…

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13 Months of Maggie (Includes Indoor Activity Suggestions – Minimal Preparation!)

I am actually collaborating on a better post about indoor activity suggestions with a more knowledgeable friend (can’t wait to share) but for now, I thought I’d share what we’ve been up to in the last month as part of this month’s Maggie Monthly post. If you read my last post, I believe I mentioned…

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New Podcast Episode: Expectations vs Reality with a Maternity/NICU Nurse

This is such a good episode guys. As I edited and re-listened, I realized how much amazing wisdom and experience my guest, Kelly, shared with me and you all get to experience that now too! We’re talking about expectations vs reality with postpartum when it comes down to it. Topics that are covered include: The…

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Constipation in Little Ones: How To Identify It & More

This is a subject I’ve been meaning to cover for awhile!! I see so many questions about this in online forums and so much misunderstanding around what actually constitutes constipation, when constipation needs treatment, and so on and so forth. This confusion around constipation isn’t just in regards to the child population, but also adults,…

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The Podcast Is Back! New Episode: Teaching During COVID-19

YAY! The podcast has returned for the second season and I am really working on bringing a variety of different experiences to you this time around. Don’t worry – birth experiences will be ongoing, but I want other women’s experiences to get some time in the light too, because all are valuable. This episode is…

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Back to Work and Pumping: How to Prepare and What to Get

I felt very torn about returning to work because of breastfeeding, as I had been basically exclusively breastfeeding (I say basically because M did have formula within the first few days of life due to weight loss and my milk not coming in until day 5) up to 10.5 months when I was scheduled to…

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Mastitis: What to Look For & More

My recent face-to-face encounter with mastitis made me realize – although I have written briefly about in other posts, I’ve never really covered it in-depth. I also wanted to share my story of my experience with mastitis, because it wasn’t exactly what I expected to be like so I thought it might be valuable for…

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Maggie’s Christmas and Birthday Haul

I’ve had a few people ask what gifts Maggie got over the holidays and her birthday and what she has really enjoyed so far, so I thought I would share! I also don’t strictly buy “neutral” toys for her (I talked about this on stories recently) – some stuff I get is neutral coloured, but…

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