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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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31
Aug

PPD- The Power of Perspective

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This past July we celebrated my daughters 4th birthday and I’m just amazed at the person she is growing into. She is feisty, she is strong she is determined and this mama couldn’t be more proud. Where did the last four years go? It seems like yesterday I was waiting to go into labour and […]

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03
Aug

How You Can Support Recovery from PPD

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Moms with a maternal mental illness like postpartum depression (PPD) or postpartum anxiety (PPA) need understanding, compassion and support. To help your partner or loved one on her path towards recovery we’ve put together a quick list of practical things you can do now to offer support. Sleep Support Being sleep deprived makes everything more […]

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02
Aug

What is Postpartum Depression & Anxiety?

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You’re a new mom and thought you’d feel like you’re floating on air. You planned, waited patiently and finally your new baby arrived. You suddenly found yourself feeling overwhelmed, alone and wondering why you were so excited. Being a mom is hard – really hard – but this seems like something more. Your mood is […]

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27
Oct

#Bell Let’s Talk About PPD!

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2016 has been such a powerful year for the Maternal Mental Health movement! I’m so proud to be doing what I can as a CAPPA Certified Labour Doula and Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom® Ambassador, adding to this very important conversation here in Saskatchewan. This past September, my experience with Postpartum Depression was featured in an […]

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18
Oct

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN FROM THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF PPD.

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This past weekend I attended the 2nd annual Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom Conference in Atlanta and it was beyond amazing! I know I will have so much more to share about all the things I learned, but today I really wanted to focus on what I feel is one of the most helpful tools for […]

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