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...

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...

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...

Stacey’s Birth Story – When Birth Doesn’t Go as Planned

All is well that ends well. A happy baby and happy mom even though things didn't go as Stacey planned and she had to have a c-section

Stacey’s Birth Story It’s very common for women to have a certain idea about what is going to happen during their labour and delivery. Some even write out a birth plan and hope to follow it to a tee! Stacey was one of those women, and she’s going to tell us her birth story and how it can be good to be ready to go with the flow. She shares with us very raw emotions about her experience and the disappointment she felt when things didn’t work out the way she had hoped. Thank you so much, Stacey, for...

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...