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....
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...