A Moms Guide to Thermometers

Why are there so many different types of thermometers? No, seriously. There is. There are ear (tympanic), forehead (temporal), or multi-use thermometers (for oral, rectal, or digital – but make sure to buy a separate one for rectal… 🙂). Is one better than the other? Are some more accurate? Lets take a look at the…

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Sun Safety for Kids, Part 2: Shades & Covers

You can find part one about sunscreen here. I promised a second post, so here it is. Because the truth is – there is a lot more to sun safety than just sunscreen. Thought that certainly is a very important part to remember – for our kids and for all of us adults too! Here…

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Sun Safety for Kids, Part 1: Sunscreen

I recently did a post on swimming lessons for kids, so I figured why not continue on the topic of summer (can you tell I’m excited?) by covering sun safety for kids! This post will cover sunscreen, but I’ll talk about other sun protection mechanisms in the second part of this post. Please remember this…

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 19 Vaginal Twin Birth & Postpartum Experience

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). The Birth Experiences series is a set of interviews with moms sharing their unique birth story, and answering common questions about their different experiences. What is labor & birth…

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BTW – Maggie is 15 Months!

The past few weeks have been insanely busy for me, finishing up a Master’s course and just with everything going on in the world I’ve been busy at work too. So, I totally meant to publish this when Maggie actually turned 15 months last week, but that’s ok. Life isn’t perfect. Here is a quick…

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New Podcast Episode: C-Section Twin Birth Experience!

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms. Simply search “Elephant in the Womb” or click on her menu bar to access the Podcast page. So happy to have our very first twin birth experience shared on the podcast. Ashleigh is sharing her twin birth story and some great…

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My Honest Breastfeeding Journey, Part 3: 15 Months of Breastfeeding

See: part one and part two of this series for my full journey. 15 months of breastfeeding. We’re about 7 days away and it feels surreal. From where we started (worried about even being able to breastfeed) to now. If you’ve read through the other parts, you’ll know it hasn’t always been a breeze. We…

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I Got the Vulvar Itch (I Got It), But What’s the Cause?

Okay – tell me, at some point in your life as a person-with-vulva you haven’t googled anything related to an itch down there?? I guarantee that most of us have, and if Google isn’t the tool we’ve at least thought about it or somewhat awkwardly asked our doctor/provider. Because itching down there is definitely common,…

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 17 Pelvic Physiotherapy Explained (With a Pelvic Physiotherapist!)

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Just search “Elephant in the Womb” or click our podcast tab above to access the anchor website. We’re talking all things pelvic physiotherapy on this episode! I have Robyn on, a pelvic PT. We talk prenatal (birth prep), postpartum recovery (C…

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My Honest Breastfeeding Journey, Part 2: The Golden Days and Beyond

In my last post, I spoke about the early days and challenges of breastfeeding. Once we got over those first few weeks, we entered what I truly believe were our golden days of breastfeeding. At this point (I can’t remember exactly when but I’d say around 2-2.5 months) breastfeeding became “easy”. Maggie’s latch was good;…

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