I Support Breastfeeding Photos

Last year for World Breastfeeding Week, I did a series of informative posts on breastfeeding. I looked at common myths, claims, and questions and provided supported answers. You can find that series here (Part 2, Part 3, Final). You can also find my personal overview of my first breastfeeding journey here (3 part series – […]

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Sending Your Baby to Daycare: How I Prepared & Coped

In Canada, we are so very fortunate that many of us have access to 12-18 month maternity leaves. This is unfortunately not available to everyone (you have to have worked 600 hrs of insurable employment within a period to qualify for maternity/parental leave benefits) – but I hope to see this expanded in the future. […]

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What I Loved About Midwifery Care

My obstetrical care during pregnancy was provided by a team of midwives. I loved it – my experience was, from start to finish, nothing short of amazing. My birth didn’t go as I imagined but my care team (and my husband, of course) made it an excellent experience anyways. Now, before I get into why […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Wait isn’t this a women’s health blog? Why are you talking about IBS? Well – IBS is more common in the female population than the male population. Some evidence suggests it may be related to the menstrual cycle and hormones in women. So – despite the fact that it doesn’t sound like a women’s health […]

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Our Most Used Items From Our Amazon Baby Registry

If you’ve read any of my product recommendation lists before, you know I hate using the term “essential” simply because I think that what I might deem essential for me, may not be essential for you. That’s why I always use “faves” – because these are my favourite items, and ones I got the most […]

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How I Made Connections in the Postpartum Period

When I was pregnant, I had goals for my maternity leave. I wanted to get out and do things with my baby as soon as I felt well enough to do so. Making connections and having social support is so important for postpartum mothers – increased social support in the postpartum period is associated with […]

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How Becoming a Mom Has Changed Me (And A Thank You to My Readers)

If you’re a mom – you know. If you’re on your way to becoming one – you’ll get to experience it soon. If you have no interest in motherhood – that’s cool too. If you haven’t got to experience it yet but desperately want to – I’m sending you baby dust and love, support, and […]

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We Need to Stop Using the Term “Natural Birth” – All Birth is Natural

It’s 2020, yet people (men and women alike) are still referring to an unmedicated labor as a “natural” birth. I don’t think this is always said in a malicious or demeaning way, however it can still be hurtful and stigmatizing to women who have had medicated labor or C-sections. Let’s get one thing straight – […]

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