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...

My Pregnancy Journal – Week Twenty-Six

My Pregnancy Journal - Twenty-Six Weeks Pregnant

At the beginning of this week twenty-six, there are 98 days to go until the baby’s due date. Eeeek, that’s less than 100 days! I’m excited, but also want to slow time down a bit because I know how quickly it’ll pass and I’m enjoying watching my body grow and change. I also know, once the baby is here, time will just fly by. My motto right now is to enjoy each passing day as it comes. What helps me with this is meditation. Now that I’m stuck at home because of the placenta previa (see my last weeks...

Athena’s Birth Story – A Scheduled Induction

All about inductions!

  Baby Time! It seems like just yesterday, rather than 6 months ago, my husband and I were driving to the hospital on a rainy Friday nervous and excited to meet our little one. While some women may be in labour at this point, I was not. I had been called that morning, around 5 AM, into the hospital for my scheduled induction. I was a week past my due date and had only experienced infrequent Braxton Hicks that whole week. Needless to say, I was anxious and frustrated already that my body was not naturally going into labour...

Helena’s Birth Story – Getting Into Active Labour

How to get your body into active labour

I still have a couple of birth stories to share, with my input as a labour and delivery nurse. Even though I wasn’t present for the birth, I’m hoping to shed some light for the woman who had the experience, and also for anyone else interested in knowing the intricacies of having a baby. This one is neat because Helena had a pretty common issue, she was in prodromal labour for a while, but had a hard time getting into active labour. So, Helena wrote her own story and my information is in the boxes below. Enjoy! Please don’t...