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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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22
Nov

Things To Consider When Establishing Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding is a learned skill for both mom and baby and getting started can feel overwhelming, to say the least. The time immediately following your birth can be very busy as you’re juggling medical care, trying to catch your breath and welcome your baby all at the same time. We want to help ensure you […]

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03
Aug

Things to Consider When Creating Your Birth Plan

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There’s a lot of information out there about birth plans and creating the ideal birth experience for you and your baby. Over the last few years birth plans have become less popular, and research shows that they can lead to negative outcomes for mom if things don’t go according to plan. We strongly believe that […]

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03
Aug

The Challenges of becoming a new parent

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Becoming a new mom is a hard transition, but there are also a lot of new and unanticipated challenges that partners may experience. You are trying to be as supportive as possible but it can feel helpless sometimes as you can’t breastfeed the baby for her and you don’t really know what she is feeling […]

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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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