Author Archives: Jasmine

CHILDBEARING NEWS Spring 2020

RENT OUR SPACE! Our cozy & comfortable studio space is available for rent when we’re not using it. Living-room like space, complete with carpets and couches, available for rent from 8am – 5pm, Tuesdays through Fridays, and occasional evenings and weekends. Approximately 600 square feet, includes comfortable seating around the perimeter, a small kitchen, a… Continue Reading

Eating and Drinking in Labour

Eating and Drinking in Labour

By Emma Mas Labour is often compared to running a marathon. Runners and labourers prepare physically and mentally for the event, most will experience pain or discomfort, they are encouraged by chants and cheers, and are rewarded with a great achievement. However, runners are encouraged to think wisely about what they eat to fuel and… Continue Reading

Not Enough Hands!

By Kerry Longia reposted from April 1 2014  One thing I wasn’t expecting before having a baby was how much I would be using my hands and arms. The arms were a shelf for nursing, a cradle for rocking. The hands were swiping newborn poop and fiddling with tiny snappers. At some point, maybe around… Continue Reading

BABYWEARING For Healthy Spines and Happy Babies

by Dr. Stephanie Bonn reprinted from April 2014 There are many benefits of wearing our infants while we perform our daily activities especially the positive impact it has on the baby’s physical, emotional, social and neurological development. Car seats and their frequent misuse as carriers are known to cause postural strain to both the mother and… Continue Reading

Strengthening Partner Relationships After Baby

Strengthening Partner Relationships After Baby

By Alison Holland The quality of a relationship and the quality of parenting go hand in hand. As a therapist, wife, and mother of three young children I am often asked for advice from couples about to embark upon the journey of becoming parents or those adding to their families. I usually begin with, “In… Continue Reading

Keeping Your New Baby Close is Part of a Healthy Birth

By Michelle Carchrae When preparing for the birth of a new baby, many mothers-to-be focus very intensely on what it will be like to labour and give birth. It is important to learn pain management techniques, what happens when an epidural is administered, specific breathing techniques, labour and pushing positions, but there’s often a big… Continue Reading

GB21 (JianJing): A Must-Know Acupressure Point

GB21 (JianJing): A Must-Know Acupressure Point

By Renee Taylor The use of acupressure in labour has been gaining popularity in the west as a natural means to help women during labour with pain management as well as relaxation. It is easy to learn and in fact, a birth partner who knows even a few effective pressure points can really help during… Continue Reading

Placentophagy & Placenta Encapsulation

Placentophagy & Placenta Encapsulation

By Debra Woods Placentophagy is the act of mammals eating the placenta of their young after birth. The practice of eating placenta is not new. In fact, all mammals, with the exception of marine mammals and camels eat their placenta. Humans eating placenta started during the 1970s and has become more popular in the past… Continue Reading

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