The Ultimate Guide to Taking Control of Your Childbirth

Childbirth classes are a must before you give birth

Without a doubt, taking a childbirth class before your big day is very important. Taking one with an engaging and experienced teacher is even more important! That’s why I totally recommend that you take Mandy Irby’s childbirth class “The Ultimate Guide to Taking  Control of you Childbirth.” Mandy is a Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, she’s a Peanut Ball trainer (what are peanut balls and how can they help you while you’re in labour? learn more here) and she’s just an all-around awesome person who cares about your birth experience and wants you to BIRTH BOLDLY and without fear. Keep...

6 Early Signs of Labour Approaching. A Labour Nurses’ Guide

signs of labour approaching

You are probably here because you are sick of being pregnant and ready to meet your baby. Maybe you’ve had some weird symptoms and are wondering if this is it, are these early signs of labour approaching? Well, search no further! This labour nurse will guide you through all the signs that might mean that your labour is finally approaching! I’ve seen so many women come into hospital unsure of what is going on. Are they in labour? Are they close to being in labour? If you’ve never had a baby before, it’s normal to be unsure and questioning...

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...

Planning For Your C-Section. A Detailed Birth Plan.

All about our C-section birth plan! Learn how to write your own plan for the big day. Written by a labour and delivery nurse.

This post is all about our birth plan for my upcoming C-section. I’m having a C-section due to the placement of my placenta, so although a lot of things are out of my control, I really want to be clear about our wishes for the surgery. Learn about my placenta and other fun facts about my pregnancy: My Pregnancy Journal: Week Twenty-Five I am a labour and delivery nurse and totally aware that having a plan does not necessarily mean everything on that plan will happen. It’s more a list of preferences if everything goes well. Some things might not...

Amazing Online Birth Course for Busy Parents

Online Birth Course for Busy People

I’m a busy person. I work as an L&D nurse, I have a family and run a blog. I’m go go go all the time! It’s hard to find time for prenatal classes but now that I’m pregnant I really need to do one. It’s been a loooooong time since I was pregnant with my first son, but it’s looking like online is the way to go these days. You can never be too prepared for birth. The more preparation you do, the better equipped you’ll be to cope with labour and birth. Taking Classes Online Online classes are...