Blog

22
Nov

Things To Consider When Establishing Breastfeeding

Posted by | · · · · · | News | No Comments on Things To Consider When Establishing Breastfeeding

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 […]

Read More
10
Oct

Postpartum Social Support- Why It’s An Essential Part Of Improving Maternal Mental Health

Posted by | No Tags | News · Uncategorized | No Comments on Postpartum Social Support- Why It’s An Essential Part Of Improving Maternal Mental Health

Maternal mental health complications like postpartum depression and anxiety affect 1 in 5 new Canadian mothers each and every year making it the number one birth complication to date. As a PPD survivor myself, it has completely changed my view on a lot of things, including the way in which we approach treatment and recovery […]

Read More
26
Sep

Top 3 Things You Need To Know About The Cascade Of Interventions

Posted by | · | News | No Comments on Top 3 Things You Need To Know About The Cascade Of Interventions

The cascade of intervention is alive and well in our current birth culture. We want to help you better understand what it is in hopes you can gain perspective as to what’s safe for you. Below you will find our top three things you need to know about the cascade of interventions. So let’s get […]

Read More
24
Sep

Treatment & PPD- How stigma prevents moms from getting the help they need.

Posted by | · · · | News · Uncategorized | No Comments on Treatment & PPD- How stigma prevents moms from getting the help they need.

Treatment, of course, is a top priority and now that I’m on the other side healthy and recovered, I can see that it looks different for everyone. My youngest daughter was born in the summer of 2013, July 1st in fact. I knew something was wrong almost immediately, by 2 weeks for sure, yet it […]

Read More
19
Sep

The Negative Effect of Dr. Google & PPD

Posted by | No Tags | News · Uncategorized | No Comments on The Negative Effect of Dr. Google & PPD

I recently had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2017 Stanford Medicine X conference in California with our team at the brand new Maternal Mental Health Research Collaborative, and it was definitely an experience like no other. I wanted to share with you a bit about the work I presented so I’ve broken […]

Read More
08
Sep

Aaron Stuckel- Why hiring a doula was “the best decision we ever made.”

Posted by | No Tags | News · Uncategorized | No Comments on Aaron Stuckel- Why hiring a doula was “the best decision we ever made.”

I have to admit, when my wife first suggested we look at hiring a doula, I didn’t like the idea. I had a few concerns, but mainly I was worried that I was going to be shut out of my role as a support person to my wife. But I also really wanted her to […]

Read More
08
Sep

Jae-Lyn Stuckel- How having a doula helped her feel empowered and supported.

Posted by | No Tags | News · Uncategorized | No Comments on Jae-Lyn Stuckel- How having a doula helped her feel empowered and supported.

When my husband and I looked into doula services, we didn’t know exactly what we were signing up for but I looked forward to having support during the birth of our first baby. I was nervous about what labour would feel like, but I knew that I wanted to be at home as long as […]

Read More
04
Sep

Welcome Shannon Hennig- Director of Communication & Program Development

Posted by | No Tags | News | No Comments on Welcome Shannon Hennig- Director of Communication & Program Development

My name is Shannon Hennig and I’m a research and healthcare professional with a passion for maternal mental health. I hold a Master of Arts degree from Athabasca University where I focused my research on the relationship between women and their healthcare providers during the perinatal period. I currently work in the public healthcare system […]

Read More
31
Aug

PPD- The Power of Perspective

Posted by | · · · | News | No Comments on PPD- The Power of Perspective

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 […]

Read More
22
Aug

Build A Better Birth- Childbirth Education Done Differently!

Posted by | · | News | No Comments on Build A Better Birth- Childbirth Education Done Differently!

Nothing makes me more excited than thinking outside the box, seeing the world through a new lens and imagining what the world would be like if women and families weren’t scared of birth anymore and dare I say it, that they were actually EXCITED for it! So why does this seem like such a stretch? […]

Read More
Connect With Moms, Find Support and Start Building A Better Birth!
Sign up now!
We respect your privacy.