The Hamilton Family Doulas Blog

Writing stuff about the having babies life so you have things to read!
Birth Feelings Are Messy

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

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

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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The Fallacy of the Birth Plan

The Fallacy of the Birth Plan

Is a birth plan a help or a hindrance when you are having a baby? Find out if you should write a birth plan for your birth.

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My Newborn Won’t Sleep

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!

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

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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Camping With A Newborn?

Camping With A Newborn?

You can already hear the wind in the trees. You’re body relaxes just thinking about it. But, there is just one problem: You’re having a baby any day now!

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All About Your Bishop Score

All About Your Bishop Score

If only there was a way to assess whether you might have a baby sooner or later! Wait, there is! It’s called the Bishop Score.

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