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10
Feb

Welcome To The Team! Meet Our Newest Doula Alii Hesterman

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We are thrilled to welcome Certifed Labour Doula, Alii Hesterman to our Family First team! Alii brings with her a shared passion for improving women’s health and feels strongly that we can make a significant impact when we work to improve birth outcomes for women and families here in the queen city. Alli is a […]

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17
Jan

Join Us For Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Bell Let’s Talk Day is one of the biggest days of the year to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental health issues across this country. The Bell Let’s Talk campaign also raises much needed funding for programming all across Canada. Last year’s event totalled over 6.9 million dollars! This year will be […]

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18
Dec

Why the Holidays Can Hurt the Most as a New Mother

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The holidays are an exciting time! There’s a special sense of joy or even a little magic in the air as we look forward to spending time with family, and making memories that last a lifetime. It’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year especially with a new baby in the family! But […]

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11
Oct

What is ‘Modern Motherhood’ and Why Does it Matter?

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At Family First, our mission is Inspiring Better Birth and Modern Motherhood, and as we continue to celebrate the opening of our brand new maternal wellness centre, I want to share a bit more background about what modern motherhood means to us. For so many years it seems that the challenges and triumphs that come […]

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21
Sep

Family First Maternal Wellness Centre – Inspiring Better Birth and Modern Motherhood!

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Family First Maternal Wellness Centre – Inspiring Better Birth and Modern Motherhood! After the birth my second daughter in 2013, the world as I knew it flipped upside down. I experienced postpartum depression (PPD) and it forever changed the way I viewed motherhood. It challenged me to re-examine the way women move through the perinatal […]

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07
Sep

Build A Better Birth- Prenatal Planning Program

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Having a baby is the most life changing experiences you will ever go through, and although there is no right or wrong way to have a baby, we want to make sure you have all the tools you need to walk away feeling empowered and above all HEALTHY! The first step in doing so is […]

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06
Sep

Postpartum Wellness Program

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Our Postpartum Wellness Program is designed to assist new mothers throughout the entire first year after welcoming a new child into the world, by providing ongoing personalized guidance and support as they navigate through the challenges and triumphs that come with motherhood. Our goal is to create easy access to a strong community, including both […]

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05
Sep

Doula Support

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Together we can create a birth experience that is enjoyable, positive, and above all, the safest that it can be! Choosing to have a Doula present at your birth or in your home during the early postpartum can be one of the most beneficial investments you will ever make. We work one-on-one with you and […]

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04
Sep

Counselling

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Improving maternal mental health is our top priority! With 1 in 5 new mothers suffering from a postpartum mood disorder (PMAD) like postpartum depression and anxiety, we feel strongly that finding effective treatment should be easily accessible for new mothers who are struggling. Postpartum mood disorders are the most common complication of childbirth but more […]

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03
Sep

Naturopathic Medicine

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Pregnancy is one of the most physically demanding experiences a woman will ever go through and ensuring you’re meeting your basic nutritional needs is one of the best ways to be proactive about your health and that of your new baby. Naturopathic care is a great addition to your health care team during pregnancy and […]

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