But Where Will I Give Birth?!

The future of birth in Hamilton is going to look very different. Hamilton Health Sciences has announced that it will be leaving the McMaster University Medical Centre site and building a new facility in downtown Hamilton.  What does that mean for birthing families? It...

What If My Body Wasn’t Built To Birth

The stark reality is that sometimes birth isn’t easy. Sometimes our bodies don’t work the way they are supposed to.  And sometimes we just don’t want to give birth without the help of modern medicine. And that’s OK. We’re doulas.  We...

I Had A Baby And Then I Went Crazy

The thing about postpartum depression is you often don’t realise you have it. You feel like you’re struggling, and that’s supposed to happen when you become a mom, right? But everyone around knows the truth: you went crazy. Birth Triggered My Mood...

Slow Down After Baby

When can I start exercising again? How long do you think I have to keep the baby in the house and away from people?  How soon can we start having sex again? How young is too young if we wanted to go away? When can I start pumping breastmilk?  How soon will the baby...

I Don’t Care How You Want To Give Birth!

OK, maybe that came out wrong. I care about how you want to give birth. If you tell me you want to have your baby in a certain way I’ll care very much about that and help you with that kind of birth. What I don’t care about is what I think about your way...