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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How Much Breastfeeding Has Cost Me: An Honest Account (And No, I Didn’t Have Laser Therapy)

There has been a viral Tiktok video going around of a girl comparing the cost of breastfeeding vs formula feeding. Why do we feel the need to constantly compare the way we feed our babies? Breastfeeding vs formula feeding is a (frankly, stupid and pointless) debate I see constantly online. It’s not a competition –…

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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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Nurses Aren’t All Bad, I Promise

Being a nurse on a social media platform can be heavy some days. I open my Twitter feed and I am often confronted with hate, dislike, or disdain for the profession. Whether it be from patients and their loved ones, or sadly, other healthcare professionals (even nurses – but I won’t get into that). Don’t…

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No More Pencils, No More Books…We Need a Better Plan for Kids & Their Families

There is what seems to be a great urgency, in some groups of people, to send kids back to school or childcare as soon as possible. I’m not a parent to a toddler or a school-age child yet so I don’t know what it’s like exactly, but I do get the call for help. I…

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