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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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29
Nov

FAQ’s- How Can Certified Breastfeeding Educator Martha Neovard Support Your New Family ?

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At Family First Doula Service we are committed to improving the ways in which women access education and support during the perinatal period, and that’s why we are proud to welcome Certified Breastfeeding Educator Martha Neovard to our team! Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about her scope of practice and […]

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27
Oct

#Bell Let’s Talk About PPD!

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2016 has been such a powerful year for the Maternal Mental Health movement! I’m so proud to be doing what I can as a CAPPA Certified Labour Doula and Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom® Ambassador, adding to this very important conversation here in Saskatchewan. This past September, my experience with Postpartum Depression was featured in an […]

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18
Oct

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN FROM THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF PPD.

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This past weekend I attended the 2nd annual Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom Conference in Atlanta and it was beyond amazing! I know I will have so much more to share about all the things I learned, but today I really wanted to focus on what I feel is one of the most helpful tools for […]

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23
Jan

CALLING ALL WARRIOR MOMS!

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It’s official! Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out Of The Darkness 2016 is finally underway and I need your help to make it a massive success for moms here in Regina! This will be my 3rd year leading our Regina Climb and I want to take things to a whole new level! That’s why I am putting […]

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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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