Four things to consider if you are thinking about homebirth because of the coronavirus

Pregnancy is one of those things that is a large enough event in a person’s life, that adding any outside stressor can seem extra challenging. So pregnancy during a global pandemic? When you may not be able to rely on family and friends for help, or your doula for in-person …

Four ways to prepare your older children for the new addition

Are you expecting? Congratulations! It’s a happy time. And if you have other children, it’s even more exciting, because you get to watch them develop into big brothers and big sisters. When you add new family members, it is fun and exciting but it can also be challenging for the …

Your first appointment: What to ask your midwife!

Congratulations! You are having a baby! And now it is time for your first visit with your midwife. If this is your first pregnancy, you might be wondering, what do you ask your midwife at the first prenatal visit. It’s a typical concern and depending on your age, health and …

Four ways to help a friend going through infertility

Going through infertility is a lonely, isolating time. Many couples going through infertility don’t talk about it, because it can be difficult for those who haven’t faced similar challenges to understand and also, it can be something that seems private and not a topic to be open about. However, if …

What you need to know about lip/tongue ties

Breastfeeding isn’t always easy or pain-free and sometimes, there is a reason for that. Lip and tongue ties can cause issues with nursing, but how to tell if your baby has one? It isn’t always clear-cut and even doctors and midwives don’t always know what to look for. If you …

The “golden hour” after birth – three things you need to know

It’s called the “golden hour” and it’s the immediate hour after birth. Depending on where you give birth – and if you or your baby has any complications – spending the first hour bonding with your new little love is something that you should definitely talk about with your midwife, …

Four things you need to know about prodomal labor

It’s the final weeks of pregnancy and you are in the home stretch. Your thoughts have probably drifted to labor and how you will actually know it is “go time.” Maybe you’ve had some contractions here and there. They don’t hurt but maybe they do? Maybe they feel like something …

How to write the perfect birth plan for your midwife or doctor

If you are expecting a little bundle any time soon, you have probably started to think about the birth. The birth of your baby is a wonderful time, but it can also bring up many questions. One way you can manage your fears and concerns is to draft a birth …