• What is a Postpartum Doula?

    September 5, 2014

    What do they do? Postpartum Doulas offer education and support through the postpartum period. Every family is unique and requires a package of support services suited to their individual needs. For example, a single mother five days after a cesarean birth will require different support than a family of four (mom, partner, 2 kids)  five […]

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    Samuel’s Birth Story

    April 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    August 13, 2012 On July 26, 2012 I awoke at 4am to a strong rush. It got me out of bed and into the washroom. Another several minutes passed and another rush just as strong as the first one came. After several of these strong rushes I began to consider whether or not to have […]

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    Elyse’s Birth Story

    March 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    On Wednesday I received a phone call at 2:03am. Dad informed me at that time that Mom was in labour and would feel more comfortable meeting me at the hospital because she felt like she was progressing quickly. We had made arrangements a few weeks earlier to spend early labour at a birth suite...

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    Shelby’s Birth Story

    March 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Thanks to Maureen, our doula, we were fully prepared with prenatal knowledge for our due date. Liam was due September 5, 2010. We waited until September 14th, but due to extreme discomfort, we had to insist on getting induced. We were induced at 1 p.m. Contractions began to come on and off around 4...

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    Postpartum Depression Resources

    March 3, 2012 • 0 Comments

    This list of resources was prepared for parents living in or around Saskatoon, SK. It includes local drop-in support groups as well as online resources I’ve personally found useful. There are additional breastfeeding resources and postpartum resources listed in other sections of this website. Please do not hesitate to call or email me directly...

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    Postpartum Care Resources

    March 3, 2012 • 0 Comments

    This list of resources was prepared for parents living in or around Saskatoon, SK. It includes local drop-in support groups as well as online resources I’ve personally found useful. There are additional breastfeeding resources and postpartum depression resources listed in other sections of this website.

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    Breastfeeding Resources

    March 3, 2012

    This list of breastfeeding resources was prepared for parents living in or around Saskatoon, SK. It includes local drop-in support groups as well as online resources I’ve personally found useful. There is additional general postpartum and postpartum depression resources listed in other sections of this website.

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    Breastfeeding and the Breast Crawl

    March 3, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Early initiation of breastfeeding is ideal. Unmedicated babies are alert and ready to breastfeed within about an hour of birth. Newborn procedures should be postponed until after the first breastfeed whenever possible. Seemingly harmless procedures such as bathing the baby, weighing and measuring it immediately after birth can interfere with its innate desire to...

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    Optimal Fetal Positioning

    March 3, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Spinning Babies contains excellent information about belly-mapping and optimal fetal positioning during pregnancy and birth. Belly-mapping is basically figuring out what position the baby is in by palpation and body awareness. Women can use these techniques to accurately determine the position of the baby in the uterus. These techniques can be used to replace...

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    My Birth Story – Maureen

    January 16, 2012 • 0 Comments

    On October 31, 2006 I went to see my OBGYN for another prenatal checkup. My estimated due date was somewhere around November 5, 2006. I looked forward to each and every checkup with my doctor because I had developed a deep sense of trust in her ability to help me deliver my baby. She...

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