Haley’s Birth Story – A Very Long Labour

This is Haley's Birth Story about her very long labour.

Birth Stories with Babytalk Welcome to this brand new segment of the blog! My plan is to post women’s birth stories and then add in labour and birth information from myself wherever it’s relevant. I find a lot of women have unresolved issues with their experiences and my goal is to clarify some of them, using my L&D and postpartum nursing experience. I also want to use my knowledge to empower other women to take control of their own experiences, and I believe birth stories will do just that. Women can benefit a great deal from reading other women’s birth...

Postpartum Care: Everything You Need To Know!

Right after the birth of your baby, lots of things happen!

Postpartum Care: What Happens Right After Your Baby is Born? If you read my post on vaginal delivery, you already know what happens during a hospital birth. But what kind of postpartum care will you and your baby get immediately after delivery? Right after birth is a critical time for both you and your baby. Believe it or not, even though the baby is has been born, there are still some things that have to happen. Read on to find out more. Oh No, My Baby Isn’t Crying. Please don’t panic! Most babies come out and either cry right...

Expectful. Meditation for Fertility, Pregnancy and Motherhood

The Expectful app is a great tool to guide you through your meditation practice during before conception until postpartum.

Meditation: Fertility, Pregnancy and Parenthood Pregnancy is usually a happy time in people’s lives. But it can also be a very stressful and difficult time. When things are tough, and when your mind isn’t able to deal with anxiety, it can lead to problems in your life. That’s when you need tools to help you through. Meditation and Mindfulness According to the Buddhist Centre, meditation is a means of transforming the mind. In Buddhism, meditation is the most important thing we can do, because it means we are taking responsibility for our own state of mind, which can in...

The Peanut Ball. A Miracle Tool That Will Shorten Your Labour.

Peanut Balls in Labour & Delivery I’ve just recently learned about a little known secret magical tool used on many labour and delivery units. And I’d like to share! The tool is a funny looking exercise “ball” called The Peanut Ball. It was originally used in physiotherapy but is now also used for both comfort and functionality in labour. Basically, the Peanut Ball is a type of exercise ball the shape of a peanut, hence the name. With correct use, it can shorten both the first and second stages of labour and reduce the chance of C-section. It looks...

8 Common Medical Terms When You’re Giving Birth

Isn't it frustrating when you hear doctors and nurses talking in medical terms and it seems like they're speaking another language? You deserve to know what they are talking about. This post will go over some common terms used, for you to be more involved in your own care, without having to get a medical degree.

Medical Terms: Learn the Lingo and Speak Like a Pro Isn’t it frustrating when you hear doctors and nurses speaking in medical terms and it seems like they are aliens speaking another language? It probably feels like they are speaking way over your head. I believe you deserve to know what they are talking about, especially when it involves your care. I will share the meaning of medical terms and lingo that birthing professionals often use while caring for pregnant and postpartum patients. Don’t hesitate to ask your own health care provider if you don’t understand something. Sometimes we,...