Category Archives: Childbearing Society Newsletter

We’re Mammals

We’re Mammals

By Shahrzad Tayebi, IBCLC, CST Humans are classified as mammals ; species distinguished by the mammary glands and ability to breastfeed  and yet you might ask why are there are so many challenges in this physiological function? Well to begin with, let me reassure you that not all women around the world have as many… Continue Reading

Art of Making Lotions Potions and Scrubs Workshop

Join Eco-Maternity Consultant and Greenproofer Iona Bonamis for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to easily make your own natural body care products. All supplies will be provided, and you’ll take home all the products that you’ll be making – a nourishing facial moisturizer, lip balm, healing hand and foot salve, immunity essential oil… Continue Reading

ASK CHILDBEARING: Should I swaddle my newborn?

ASK CHILDBEARING: Should I swaddle my newborn?

By Stephanie Ondrack Q:Should I swaddle my newborn? I have received several swaddling blankets as gifts, but I have heard conflicting things. A:Swaddling babies used to be routine practice. It was a way of helping agitated babies calm down and settle when they were separated from their mothers. Since babies used to be kept in… Continue Reading

Babies Remember!

Babies Remember!

By Bonnie Davis Did you know that up until 1986, surgeries were routinely performed on babies without anaesthetic? The most common were intestinal and heart surgeries requiring the most invasive surgical techniques in existence. It was thought that babies were barely conscious and didn’t really feel anything, so it didn’t matter what happened to them early… Continue Reading

The Pursuit of Proximity

The Pursuit of Proximity

By Pat Currie When asked to write about attachment and infants I decided to prime my thoughts about this time of my life by watching home videos of the birth and early months of my children’s lives. Surprisingly, it wasn’t in the videos where my thoughts on attachment and infants started but it was in… Continue Reading

Why Can Motherhood Feel so Hard? Reclaiming the Honour and Worth

By Stephanie Miranda Jhala Social Media lied to me about Motherhood. I couldn’t wait for my 1 year “vacation” called mat leave. I’d have three gourmet organic meals on the table every day, the house would be an immaculate haven. I’d be dressing myself and my little one up in flowy floral dresses, frolicking in… Continue Reading

Autumn News

Independent workshops happening in our space this fall: PINECONE PARENTING Do you ever feel stuck in parenting patterns that aren’t working? Do you ever wonder what motivates your kids to do the things they do? Is parenting fine, but you’d enjoy a deeper understanding of what goes on in your child’s head? Pinecone Parenting presents:… Continue Reading

LETTERS

Dear Childbearing,   Thanks for the excellent prenatal classes. I liked that we had the option to watch birth videos for 15 minutes before the start of each class. I also enjoyed the ways in which the material was presented, particularly the use of dummy body parts to illustrate the process of birth, and that… Continue Reading

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