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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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At Family First, we are committed to improving the health and wellness of new mothers across the province and that’s why we have created a brand new 12-month program that will revolutionize the way women experience motherhood! Research has shown that continuous social support throughout the first year postpartum has tremendous benefits on the overall […]

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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

Naturopath

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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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26
Mar

SURVIVORS IN THE BIRTH ROOM- TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AND HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Trauma Informed Care And How You Can Help FREE PDF As a survivor of sexual violence, it is important for me to maximize choice, agency, and control over my body, my experience, and my care. While it may be difficult to communicate my feelings, needs, and wants during labour, I’ve taken steps to plan ahead […]

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26
Mar

#METOO IN THE BIRTH ROOM AND WHY IT MATTERS

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By: Martha Neovard This is probably the hardest blog I’ve ever had to write. As a woman, I’ve watched the #MeToo movement carefully, cheering the brave survivors, carefully prodding my own experiences, holding them up to the light. This is about #MeToo, but in a different light. This is about how those of us who […]

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26
Mar

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

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Special Considerations For Survivors Of Sexual Violence FREE PDF We know that 1 in 4 women will have experienced some form of sexual violence by the time they reach adulthood. We also know that as many pregnancies are the result of sexual assault as are the result of consensual sex, and that anywhere from 30% […]

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24
Mar

Congrats Elita Patterson on your Women Of Distinction Award Nomination

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Today we celebrate Elita Patterson on her well-deserved nomination for the Regina YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in the category of Community Enhancement and Leadership. Today I wanted to share with all of you just how amazing she really is, how hard she works for women in this province and how blessed I am to […]

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