mom & baby care

Naturopathic Pediatrics

Getting the Best Start Dr. Carrie Mitchell, ND Our future mental, physical and emotional health is greatly influenced by the foundations we lay in early childhood. Teaching our children the principles of health through a nutritious diet, fun and exciting exercise, and optimizing growth and development with supplementation, promises the best start. Toddlers and early […]

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 […]

Sunscreen for Your Little Ones

By Breanna Rothe from sustainablemommy.ca, Photo: Tricia Hong “A consumer advocacy group has a warning for parents who think they‘re protecting  their family with sunscreen: You may be getting burned. The Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit, has released an investigation of nearly 1,000 brand-name sunscreens that says four out of five don‘t adequately protect […]

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 […]

Babies & Kids with Eczema; no fun for anyone!

By: Jessica Carfagnini, ND, tbaynaturopathic.ca Have you ever parented an itchy, unhappy child with an angry red rash? Perhaps your child had the rash with little bumps weeping fluid, or maybe she had the dry rash that cracked when she scratched it?  Eczema is an increasingly common health issue among babies and children and can […]

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