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18
Oct

Doulas- What we really do and how we can help!

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Hey everyone! I’m sure by now you have all heard the word “Doula” but what does it really mean? What do we really do and how do we really help the women and families we work with? Well that’s exactly what I want to talk about today, as I sometimes find myself jumping into 30 […]

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03
Aug

Our Top 7 Tips For A Safe And Healthy Birth!

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Hey Everyone! Thanks so much for checking out the blog today, and I really hope you find some of these basic tips helpful as you prepare for your upcoming birth. Sometimes I wish that I could just effortlessly hand over every single bit of information that I’ve come across over the past 8 years as […]

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18
Jul

My Warrior Mom Conference Recap!

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Last weekend I boarded a plane headed for Boston, to take part in the 1st EVER Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom Conference and I have to tell you, it was one the best things I could have done for myself and my community! The insight, education and skills I learned over this past weekend are going […]

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19
Jun

Reflexology for Regina’s New Mothers

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Jill Bullock from Nourish the Sole Reflexology in Regina, is my guest on the blog today! I’m so thankful to have connected with her, as she is also very interested in working to support the new mothers here in the community. She provides excellent reflexology treatments, which have be shown to benefit many common health […]

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09
Mar

Doulas! The most underutilized resource available to expectant women!

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The more and more I get out in the community and chat with new or expectant women here in our city, the more I realize that most women do not have a clear understanding of what a doula is, not to mention what the benefits really are of having a professional labour/postpartum support person on […]

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26
Feb

Who Holds Your Birth Power?

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  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the blog! This topic is something that’s been coming up quite often in conversations with clients lately, and I thought it was important to write something about it just in case someone else is needing to hear this conversation as well. Not to mention […]

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02
Feb

Why I Love What I Do!

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  Hi everyone and thank you for showing so much support for Family First Doula Service so far! I am learning so many new things on this amazing new journey and I am beyond excited to get the conversation going! I’m really looking forward to sharing my thoughts on a lot of the topics that […]

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28
Jan

Iron Deficiency, Fatigue and PPD

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Postpartum Depression is the most common birth complication to date, effecting anywhere from 1 in 5 new mothers every year. After experiencing PPD myself after the birth of my second daughter, I can really relate to what it’s like to be completely overcome by exhaustion, among other things, but, still needing to continue to care […]

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27
Jan

Improving Regina’s Birth Experience – Survey Results!

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As many of you may know, I am an active supporter of improving Maternal Mental Health across the province and am currently working on a few different projects that will help increase awareness for PPD/ANXIETY but also, help families that are affected receive prompt and effective support in order to regain their overall health. With […]

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26
Jan

Electronic Fetal Monitoring Leads to Increased C-section Rates!

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Did you know Continuous Fetal Monitoring can increase your risk of C-section? Did you know that you have the options of Intermittent Auscultation if you are low risk mom? Intermittent Auscultation is where your care provider uses a hand held Doppler to listen to the baby’s heart beat for about 60 seconds, every 30 min […]

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