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Edmonton Hotel Room Birth with Midwife

Evelyn My first 3 babies had been born in hospital surrounded by caring nurses, highly qualified doctors and a supportive doula. None were bad experiences but after having such uncomplicated hospital births I was ready and eager to try a home birth. I had tried to get a midwife with every pregnancy but was unsuccessful…

What is Kangaroo Care? | Edmonton Baby Care

Mariela Wilhelm, Certified Kangaroo Care Consultant UCHI Ltd I’m the UCHI designer, critical care nurse turned baby carrier manufacturer. In November 2012, I was asked by my hospital to design a kangaroo care wrap, which I introduced a few days later. In June 2013, I received my certification from the USIKC (United States Institute for Kangaroo…

The Top 3 Myths about Diastasis Recti | Edmonton Postpartum Fitness

Christy Amason Empower Fit Ok ladies, here we go. Another damn blog about diastasis recti. Bear with me, because I think you’ll find this one different from others. I mean, diastais is “so hot right now”, that I’m sure you’ve probably read articles, watched videos and have tried to discern exactly what is best for…

Potty Training… Are YOU Ready? | Edmonton Elimination Communication Support

Danielle Gajewski Wee Potty It’s finally time to lose those diapers, hooray! But does it really feel like a celebration? Are you gearing up for the big event with excitement, a little trepidation, but overall looking forward to potty training? Probably not. In our culture we have made potty training into a “thing”. Also, choosing…

Exercising During Pregnancy | Edmonton Prenatal Fitness

Rachelle Howse Momentum Health and Wellness Alright … You see that faint line on the pregnancy test at home, you make a doctor’s appointment to confirm your pregnancy … AND … you start to panic and worry. You start asking yourself a million different questions: Now what? Can I exercise? How much weight is “normal”…

Getting Off to the Breast Start | Edmonton Lactation Counsellor

Ashley Polimac, LPN CLC Top Knot Nursing Lactation Counselling Breastfeeding is such a hot topic in our society today. That is because it is truly the best nutritional source for our babies. With benefits ranging from nutritional to bonding to a protected immune system… and many more! I am going to concentrate on a few…

Top 10 Ways to be an AMAZING Birth Partner | Edmonton Birth Doula

Ricky Issler Comforting Hands Doula Services It wasn’t that long ago that the “dads” (which I will now refer to as “Birth Partners” because they aren’t always dads) were not allowed into the birthing room when their dear wives were giving birth. They had to either wait in the hospital waiting room or stay at…