Author: Deb

28 Oct Episiotomy or Natural Tear?

There are so many decisions to consider when approaching birth. Where should you deliver? With whom should you put your trust to give you care? Which interventions do you feel comfortable with and which ones would you like to avoid? While...

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27 Sep The Pelvic Floor, Prolapse and Pregnancy

It is quite ironic that I started this blog prior to the labor and delivery of my son, and now I am in the midst of dealing (and healing!) with pelvic floor problems postpartum. I was originally drawn to this subject matter because so many...

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08 Jul Breastfeeding: Getting the Support You Need

After teaching a postnatal class two weeks ago, a few of the mothers and I began talking about breastfeeding, and the support one may need during that period. One mother, Dina, who was bottle feeding, shared her story about why she was no longer breastfeeding. "About...

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01 Jul Preparing for Postpartum

Recently I stumbled across an interesting article from The Journal of Perinatal Education titled "New Study Finds First-time Mothers Could Benefit from Postpartum Preparation" The article explains, first-time mothers want more information about how a newborn will impact their lives. Thirty-five percent did not feel...

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03 Jun Childbirth Education Classes Why? When? Where?

I am probably a bit biased about the importance of taking a childbirth education class given I am a certified Lamaze teacher. Given that, I am always surprised when a student asks me if this is something she and her partner really need to...

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