The Top-Up Trap: Bottle Top-Ups
Necessary for some, damaging for others "Topping-up" is the practice of giving your baby some "bonus" breast milk or formula via bottle after breastfeeding sessions. While it is incredibly helpful and necessary in some instances, it can create milk supply issues.
C-Sections are Birth too!!!
What is a "Normal" birth anyway? C-Sections ARE normal birth!! As a labour & Delivery nurse, I HATE it when people say, "oh, she had a normal birth". There is nothing more frustrating. Vaginal deliveries and c-sections are all
(feature image by Taylor Magee @thatndgirl) Congrats on your new baby! Enjoy postpartum! See you in 6 weeks! Good luck! You may have heard this after you delivered your baby. And yes, it's true. Typically, your follow-up with your doctor occurs 6
Labour Pain Management
There are so many options for managing labour pain, and for optimizing labour progress! You may be exhausted and tempted to stay in bed, but it is beneficial to get up and work with your body! Utilize your support person to
Pump up the Jam: A Breast Pump Guide
Breast Pumps. How do we feel about them? Just "super", right? Pumping has become so commonplace on social media and parenting blogs that most parents purchase their pump prior to even having their baby. Marketing companies have positioned the breast pump
Why does everyone give different advice????
Your mom, your friends, multiple hospital nurses, your midwife, your pediatrician, your obstetrician
It Happens: Your Ultimate Poop Guide!
Think back to those early days of dating your partner. You would sit over dinner and wine and discuss your life goals, families, friends, education, current events, and politics. You would cuddle and watch movies and bask in the new, romantic
What to expect when you’re (not) expecting (Covid)
Having a baby in the time of Coronavirus: What you need to know, and what you should expect Pregnancy is a beautiful time. Your growing body and growing baby should be nourished and celebrated. While everyone will tell you to relax