New Podcast Episode – Ep 21 A Medicated Vaginal Birth Story with @mymommyspost

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Just search “Elephant in the Womb” or check out our podcast tab on the blog. 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…

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Small Joys of Motherhood (To Celebrate 16 Months of Maggie)

Maggie turned 16 months (ten days ago now.. I drafted this post last week, whoops!) – and since it was the day before mother’s day I thought, why not do a bit of a special post this month? A mix of Maggie & motherhood? (I also don’t have much new to report in terms of…

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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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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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My Body After Baby | A Fitness Photo Journey

After having a baby, you’re in many ways, in a new body. The body you have before baby is yours. The body you have during pregnancy is shared. So, the body you have after is in many ways “new“. Reborn. At the very least – different than before. I was very scared, much before I…

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My Postpartum Experience and Favourite Postpartum Purchases!

Since my Birth Story vlog was so popular, I had some requests for a video about my postpartum experience. You ask and you shall receive! Please find the video below. I have also linked several items I discussed in the video in this post and a few I didn’t get a chance to mention that…

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Being a New Mother During a Pandemic

I’m taking a step away from my primary intentions for this blog because what is going on in the world right now is overwhelming. #COVID-19 is everywhere – on my Twitter timeline, Facebook groups, instagram stories and of course, the news and radio. I know a lot of people are feeling anxiety, myself and my…

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