Hamilton Doula Group Blog

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Birth Feelings Are Messy

There are a lot of judgement and shame around birth choices in this world but your feelings about your birth are important, no matter what they are.

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3 Breastfeeding Things To Stop Doing Now

So You'll Make Breastfeeding More Comfortable Breastfeeding should not hurt.  Repeat that out loud right now: BREASTFEEDING SHOULD NOT HURT! If you are experiencing breastfeeding pain it is a sign that something is not right.  Here are 3 things you can do right this...

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Surviving the Myths of Motherhood

If our vision of motherhood and the reality of parenting are too far apart we are at risk of postpartum depression and other peripartum mood disorders. 

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It Matters Who You Hire

Does it matter who you hire to encapsulate your placenta? You might find that not all placenta specialists are created equal.

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My Newborn Won’t Sleep

Is your newborn not sleeping? Find out when they might start sleeping through the night and what influences when and why.

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Let’s Get This Party Started!

Waiting to have a baby is the worst so here are some things you can do at the end of pregnancy to make it easier for your body to go into labour on its own.

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Don’t Hire A Doula

"You don't need one. I'll be your doula," said the husband of a former client. They were lying in bed, late at night, dreaming and planning for the birth of their second baby when the pregnant woman made a mental note that she'd need to call the doula in the morning....

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