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28
Feb

Doulas- Taking A Closer Look

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We always get asked what a Doula is and why should I get one? The short answer is always the same no matter where you look: We are a support person in your pregnancy, birth and post-partum journey who provides informational, emotional and physical support. In reality, a Doula is a professionally trained, non-medical birth […]

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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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10
Jan

Why All Moms Need a Postpartum Mental Health Plan

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Creating a postpartum mental health plan when you’re in the middle of planning for a new baby is something all women should be encouraged to do. Maybe you’ve always wanted to be a mom, so you assume that you won’t have any problems adjusting after baby has arrived. It could be that you think mental […]

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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
Dec

What No One Tells You About the Holidays and a New Baby

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Having a new baby during the holidays may seem romantic and almost dream like. Who can deny the appeal of cuddling your newborn by your Christmas tree or a cozy fire? Friends and family will comment that you’ve been given the best gift ever. Strangers will stop you to take a peek at your little […]

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28
Nov

Mixed Feeding: 5 Tips for Success with Breast and Bottle

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At Family First Maternal Wellness we know it’s important for every family to have access to education that supports how they choose to parent.  In 2017, Statistics Canada surveyed families across Canada and found that at 6 months, 36.9% of babies were exclusively breastfed. This means that over 60% of Canadian families are using infant […]

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18
Nov

The Vital Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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At some point or another I’m sure you’ve heard the term “omega-3 fatty acid”. So what exactly are omega-3s and why are they important for pregnancy and beyond? Essential Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of essential fatty acid that the body needs to function properly. They are essential because they body can’t […]

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19
Oct

5 Tips to Create and Maintain Your Breast Milk Supply

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From moms who choose to breastfeed, one of the most common questions I hear is, “How do I create a good milk supply?” and in later postpartum, “How do I maintain my milk supply?” When milk supply is good and baby is transferring milk well at the breast, breastfeeding can feel like second nature. However […]

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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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