How To Find A Perinatal Therapist

How To Find A Perinatal Therapist

You haven’t been feeling well lately, eh? And you’ve been thinking it’s time to do something about it, right?  Then it’s a really good thing you’re here.  When you are sick you go to the doctor or a clinic or the hospital. But...
The Epidural Alternative: Nitrous Oxide

The Epidural Alternative: Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide is an inhaled medication that can be used at home and could replace the epidural for many people.   I can remember planning for my first birth. I knew I didn’t want to use an epidural, but I was worried that all of the non-pharmaceutical...
Types Of Prenatal Care In Hamilton?

Types Of Prenatal Care In Hamilton?

**UPDATED on December 9, 2019 to add information about a Family Physician in private practice who attends births** **UPDATED on October 29, 2019 to add information about hospital discharge for midwifery patients** Does prenatal care in Hamilton overwhelm you? If you...
Do Pacifiers Cause Nipple Confusion

Do Pacifiers Cause Nipple Confusion

Telling parents not to use pacifiers because of nipple confusion is used as a scare tactic for promoting breastfeeding.  Yes, you read that right. Somewhere someone decided to help women breastfeed more they should be warned about nipple confusion. That way they...
Groaning Cakes: The Perfect Early Labour Project

Groaning Cakes: The Perfect Early Labour Project

Picture this: you are 40 weeks and 2 days. You had a prenatal appointment 2 days ago where your doctor declared you were 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. Mild, rhythmic cramps have been happening for a few hours and they seem to be getting a little stronger over time....