Category Archives: Postpartum

ASK CHILDBEARING: I am going stir crazy!!

reposted from Dec 15 2016 Q: I am going stir crazy at home with my new baby. I find myself pacing in front of the window for an hour before my partner gets home from work. What can I do to alleviate this terrible monotony? A: Oh I know how that feels! I remember those… 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

Mother Making

Mother Making

By Stephanie Ondrack There is no question that becoming a mother changes us. It is a fundamental shift in identity that alters our former perception of self. Whether we welcome this or resist it, there is no escaping it: we are no longer the same person we were before having kids. It is a constitutional… 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

Boy or Girl?

Boy or Girl?

By Emma Mas Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl yet?  This is likely one of the first questions you received, after you received congratulations on your pregnancy. In the first trimester, maybe someone dangled a ring on a string over your belly. In the second trimester, maybe you had a… Continue Reading

Postpartum Group: Navigating the Fourth Trimester

Postpartum and the transition into motherhood is a highly transformational period that is rewarding, challenging and stressful all at once. Many aspects of this journey are not talked about. Many women are left wondering: Is it normal to feel sadness, anger or grief alongside love and joy? How do I let go of perfectionism and… Continue Reading

Winter Newsletter Editorial: NEWBORNS

Winter Newsletter Editorial: NEWBORNS

By Stephanie Ondrack Welcome to the Childbearing Society’s winter newsletter, newborn edition! Much has been discovered about the youngest members of our species over the past few decades. It may surprise some of you to realize how little we used to know about newborns, to imagine that not so long ago, we believed these small… Continue Reading

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