maternity care

Preparing for Change

Excerpt From the: Peaceful Birth Workbook by Elizabeth MacKay. Everyone knows that becoming a parent means that our lifestyle will entirely change, but many mothers and fathers to be don’t realize that they can take steps to prepare for this new life. We’re not talking about stocking up on diapers and taking mat-leave—we’re talking about […]

CAPPA Canada Pre-Conference 1 Day Workshop – October 25, 2012

Introducing CAPPA Canada Pre-Conference 1 Day Workshop on October 25, 2012 in Ottawa Ontario, presented by Postpartum Support international (PSI) titled Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care. Speaker Birdie Gunyon Meyer, is an RN with a Master’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling.  She is the Coordinator of the Perinatal Mood Disorders Program at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. […]

5 Things You Can Do At Home To Heal Yourself After Birth

Submitted to naturalmommy by Nicola Hogg, psychotherapist and mommy who has made it her life’s work to empower other moms. Nicola specializes in working with mothers antenatally and postnatally. She lives and works in Ireland. Her web-site can be found [here].   I remember how hard it can be to even contemplate leaving the house in the early days […]

The Best Birth Aid Recipe

The Best Labor Aid recipe. By midwife and childbirth educator Elizabeth MacKay, creator of the Peaceful Birth On-line Course found [here]. You will want to eat and drink light, healthy foods during labor. If you eat and drink during labor, then you don’t need an IV. Labor is work, calories are needed for your body […]

Give Away & Interview with Worts + Cunning Apothecary

WORTS + CUNNING APOTHECARY is a purveyor of quality, handmade herbal products as well as natural products for moms. The Apothecary is currently in Mesa, Arizona and run by owner, founder, and herbologist Alexis J. Chapman. Alexis chose the name for her apothecary by blending two words: Wort, meaning plant and Cunning meaning artfulness. In […]

Birthing Centers in Ontario Canada

New to Ontario, but not new to Quebec or Manitoba, is the opening of two birth centers – run by midwives and acting as a pilot project, which if successful will likely change how women give birth in Ontario. “On Tuesday, Ontario women moved a step closer to having that third option when Premier Dalton […]

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