Category Archives: Childbearing Society Newsletter

ASK CHILDBEARING: I have heard that some baby carriers are unsafe?

ASK CHILDBEARING: I have heard that some baby carriers are unsafe?

By Stephanie Ondrack Q: I have heard that some baby carriers are unsafe, and that wearing your baby the wrong way can be dangerous. Can you explain the rules to me? A: Babywearing can be a satisfying solution to meeting baby’s need to be held, while allowing yourself some much-needed hands-free time. Babywearing provides an easy… Continue Reading

Baby Gear: The Good, The Bad, The Unnecessary 

Baby Gear: The Good, The Bad, The Unnecessary 

By Sandra Poelzer What baby items do we really need? This is a question we all struggle with.  It begins in the first trimester amidst all the excitement, as we start to ponder what we might need, how we will parent, what life with baby will be like. Becoming a parent is one of the biggest events in our… Continue Reading

Gearing Up: Simply Green and Healthy

Gearing Up: Simply Green and Healthy

By Tanis Frame After over a decade spent with parents who are overwhelmed trying to navigate all the STUFF that comes with kids, and in particular trying to sort out what is green and healthy for both the planet and for their little ones, I’ve uncovered a few tidbits that may help. We are in… Continue Reading

Workshop: make your own healthy baby care products!

Did you know most commercial baby care products contain ingredients that are linked to diseases like asthma, allergies, and even cancers? Do you want to learn how to make your own safe, natural and effective baby care products? Join Iona Bonamis from A Healthy Beginning on Wednesday, June 13th, 7-9pm to learn how to make… Continue Reading

BEWARE SUBSTITUTES

By Stephanie Ondrack A lot of baby items are marketed under the auspices of providing what babies need: what calms them, soothes, them, settles them… If you consider the function of any of these items, they all have something in common: They replicate something that baby would normally get from a parent. And the unstated… Continue Reading

Spring Newsletter Editorial: Love Thy Labour

By Stephanie Ondrack This is issue is all about labour. Often, birth is portrayed in movies and other media as a fast, dramatic cascade from waters breaking to agonized pushing; a rapid escalation fraught with peril and screaming, with the mother a victim rather than a participant. In reality, labour usually moves pretty slowly, especially… Continue Reading

Chiropractic Care for Labour

Chiropractic Care for Labour

Dr. Stephanie Bonn,DC,FICPA A woman’s spine and pelvis undergo many changes and adaptations to compensate for her developing infant in each trimester of pregnancy. Previous stresses and injuries (years at a workstation or athletic injuries) as well as present physical, mental and chemical stressors can cause imbalances in her nervous system which may cause symptoms… Continue Reading

Natural Birth

Natural Birth

By Debra Woods What will you say when you look back on your birth and describe why it was rewarding and satisfying? How are you envisioning your birth experience? What’s most important to you? The majority of expectant parents answer this with ‘a healthy baby’ or ‘a healthy baby and healthy mom’. How can you… Continue Reading

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