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 March 8, 2021 to add information about a new midwifery clinic in Hamilton and new pain relief options for home birth** **UPDATED on December 9, 2019 to add information about a Family Physician in private practice who attends births** **UPDATED on October...
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....
Do You Need A Drink To Get By?

Do You Need A Drink To Get By?

We’ve all seen the mom drinking meme’s “It’s Wine O’Clock!”, “Mommy’s Sippy Cup Is A Wine Glass”, or even “Coffee = Mom Fuel”. You know the ones. They all boil down to the same thing: this momming thing...
Avoid Toxic Memes

Avoid Toxic Memes

I should take a break from social media because I might explode with anger. Vulnerable people are looking for help and the people who have the information are pushing an agenda. Enter: toxic meme culture. You know what a meme is, right?  It’s one of those little...