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

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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...

The Magical Way to Increase Breast Milk Supply

The absolute number one concern I get from breastfeeding mothers is that they are worried about their breast milk supply. In addition to being an L &D nurse, my background in nursing includes being a Team Leader on a very busy postpartum floor. I’ve taken care of numerous women right after they deliver their baby.  They consistently want to know what to do to increase their breast milk supply. I mean it, almost every single breastfeeding woman brings up this issue at some point. For some reason, our culture makes women believe that they will have difficulty producing enough...

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Doula

Interviewing a doula can be stressful. I've put together this guide of ten most useful questions to ask your potential doula. Hopefully this guide will ease that stress a bit. It should also help you and your partner to systematically select the doula that will be the best fit for you!

Interviewing a doula can be stressful. I’ve put together this guide of the most useful questions to ask your potential doula. Hopefully, this guide will ease that stress a bit. It should also help you and your partner to systematically select the doula that will be the best fit for you! #1: Do you Mesh with The Doula? The first question isn’t really a question. But it is the most important aspect of interviewing a doula. Find out if you and your partner are a good fit with the doula. It is so important that your personalities fit. She...

C-sections: What Happens in The Operating Room?

This is a continuation of my last post. The last post explained who typically is in the OR during the procedure and what to expect in regards to timing of your c-section. Let's carry on where we left off!

This is a continuation of my last post. The last post explained who typically is in the OR during the procedure and what to expect in regards to timing of your c-section. Let’s carry on where we left off! More from Babytalk: What to Expect When You Are Getting A Cesarean Section You Are Going To the Operating Room! Now What? Once it’s your time to go to the OR, you and your support person will be taken to a private area, which is sometimes the same place you’ll come back to after the baby is born. The nurse...

The Best Way to Cope With Contractions During Labour

This post covers the best way for you to deal with pain during contractions. Written by an experienced labour and delivery nurse.

Do you want to know two simple ways of coping with pain in labour? Read on my pregnant friend because this post is full of useful information! I’m basing this on my observations and experience as an L&D nurse on how I see women get through the pain and intensity of labour. Your experience might be very different! I cannot really talk about all the variations of what could happen during your labour and delivery. But I really hope that this information will assist women and their partners in preparing for birth. No Two Labours are Exactly the Same...