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Natural Birth. Have The Medication Free Birth You Want!

Natural Birth. How to Rock it. Tips from A Labour and Delivery Nurse

Natural birth, it’s amazing! I think most women want to have a natural birth and I believe that most women can! This is going to be such a great post. I plan on compiling everything I’ve seen and done that helps women get through the pain of contractions so they are able to have a natural birth. I have witnessed and helped women numerous times to give birth without an epidural. As a labour and delivery nurse, I’m often assigned to those patients specifically because the charge nurse knows how much I love supporting women that want to have...

How To Rock Your First Trimester. A Pregnancy Survival Guide

Tips how to rock your first trimester written by an L&D nurse

I’ve been wanting to write about the first trimester ever since I was pregnant! It’s such a roller coaster ride of emotions and physical symptoms and there is so much to share. Mostly, I really want to help other mamas get through this crazy time, so read on for some great tips and tricks on how to rock your first trimester of pregnancy. Now that my baby is three months old, it’s kinda fun to walk down memory lane. It makes me feel so nostalgic! This may be TMI, but this day last year was the first day of...

What Does Childbirth Feel Like?

Read this blog post to find out if giving birth is painful! Written by a labour and delivery nurse.

Is giving birth painful? What does labour really feel like? I’m sure this is a question every single pregnant person has asked themselves at least once! I don’t think one person can really answer this question. In my experience, contractions really hurt! Once my water broke, they got really intense. I had really strong period like cramps that seemed to wrap around my whole body from front to back. The pain took me out of my body. I felt like I was in another universe and that everything around me was surreal. I remember looking out onto the parking...

Ten Beneficial Practices to Supercharge Your Postpartum Mental Health

Nine things you must do to protect your mental health in the postpartum period

Believe it or not, depression and anxiety in the postpartum period are the top complications of childbirth. Wouldn’t you like to start some good mental health practices in the postpartum period that might prevent those complications? Postpartum mental health is a hot topic right now. It’s something that wasn’t really talked about for a long time. Now it’s time to bring it to the forefront! I intend to talk about things in this article that will make you feel good in the postpartum period, but if you have ANY symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety, do not hesitate to...

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Your Due Date

Everything you've ever wanted to know about your due date!

“When are you due?” is usually the first question asked once people know you are pregnant, usually followed shortly after by, “are you having a boy or a girl?”. How can you know exactly when your baby is going to be here? We are a society obsessed with your due date! Anyone who has ever been pregnant and gone past their due date has heard the question: “Have you had your baby yet?” This post will cover everything you need to know about your due date including some interesting facts about when your baby is actually going to be...