Someone tagged me on Facebook a while back; it was a link to an article about the birth of sextuplets. I took a look and then turned to the comments to see what others were saying. The majority of the comments were not about the fact that this couple had six newborns at home or even that these weren't the couple's only children (the sextuplets have 3 older siblings). No. The majority of comments were about the NAMES the couple had given their children. Ok, yes, they were defi
I had an appointment with my midwife the day I gave birth to my second baby. I spent the morning doing odds and ends around the house and trying to keep my nearly two-year-old son, Aiden, out of mischief. I had a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions from all the moving about but that was to be expected- I was 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant after all!
I packed up our lunch and we headed over to the mall near the Birthing Center to eat. I had a bad craving for an iced caramel m
It's an exciting time when a couple decides to add a bundle of joy to their family. Unfortunately this excitement can become clouded by problems of infertility. Infertility issues have been on the rise in recent years with some studies citing that as many as 1 in 6 couples experience this issue. When a couple faces infertility, many things go through their minds. What is wrong with us? Why is it not working? What are we doing wrong? Issues of infertility can also happen for c
What is a doula? And why would I want one? If you have no idea what a doula is, you're in good company- it wasn't until I had my third baby that I even heard the term. Technically speaking, the term doula is the greek word for a female servant. In modern culture the term doula usually refers to a trained and experienced labour support person who offers women (and their partners) emotional and practical support before, during and after childbirth. It can also refer to a trai
"I want a long, hard, complicated labour and delivery," said no pregnant woman ever! So what can you do to help increase your chances of a short, "easy", and healthy childbirth? You can... ~ Get the facts- take a positive and informative childbirth education class. ~ Get a doula- studies show that having a birth doula helps reduce your chances of medical interventions and helps keep you (and your partner) comfortable physically and emotionally no matter where you choose to gi