The Hamilton Family Doulas Blog

Writing stuff about the having babies life so you have things to read!
Do You Need A Drink To Get By?

Do You Need A Drink To Get By?

Mom drinking memes are a cute job that mask a serious problem. Let’s look at what moms really need when they reach for the wine.

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Avoid Toxic Memes

Avoid Toxic Memes

You know what a meme is right? It’s a small, simple slice of entertainment or information. But nothing about birth and parenting is simple.

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Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma

What you need to know about birth trauma, how it happens and how to reduce your chances of experiencing it.

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6 Tips For Buying Nursing Bras

6 Tips For Buying Nursing Bras

Learn how and when to buy bras in pregnancy in this complete guide for how to buy a nursing bra including great tips from a bra specialist.

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What Happens At A Pelvic Physio Assessment?

What Happens At A Pelvic Physio Assessment?

Welcome to Part 2 of our two-part series on Pelvic Physiotherapy. We asked Kate Jones of Hamilton's Nest Physio to help us understand a little more about what happens during a pelvic physiotherapy. We know that pelvic floor health is important to postpartum recovery....

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Mastitis: What You Need to Know About This Serious Infection

Mastitis: What You Need to Know About This Serious Infection

Some infections come and go. A cold requires patience. Most ear infections in babies are no longer medicated. Plugged ducts  benefit from a warm compress and massage. Mastitis, though? You can't just nurse your way through that one. Mastitis is a serious...

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A Night In The Life Of A Night Doula

A Night In The Life Of A Night Doula

Have you ever wondered what goes on at night when a night doula works with a family? Read on to find out what a typical night of doula support looks like.

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Newborn A Noisy Sleeper? Sleep Longer At Night

Newborn A Noisy Sleeper? Sleep Longer At Night

Babies make noise when they sleep.  I think a lot of first time parents are really shocked by this. Is your baby a noisy sleeper? Are you eager for a baby who can sleep longer at night? We use the phrase "sleep like a baby" to mean a long, deep and peaceful sleep but...

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