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24
Sep

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

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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 […]

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19
Sep

The Negative Effect of Dr. Google & PPD

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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 […]

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08
Sep

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

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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 […]

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08
Sep

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

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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 […]

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04
Sep

Welcome Shannon Hennig- Director of Communication & Program Development

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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 […]

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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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22
Aug

Build A Better Birth- Childbirth Education Done Differently!

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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? […]

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18
Aug

Breastfeeding in Public in Saskatchewan – What Are My Rights?

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I’m currently away on holidays, watching my three girls romp in the shallows of the lake at our family cabin. It’s idyllic here, beautiful and serene with clear blue skies. So why is there a storm cloud hanging over my head? Well as you may have heard, in Regina this week there have been two […]

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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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