Based on Public Health Canada’s “10 Valuable Tips for Successful Breastfeeding” Are You thinking of breast/chest feeding your baby?* Is your head pounding from all the breastfeeding advice from friends, family and coworkers? Take a deep breath and relax… ? In this video, our own registered midwife, Heather, gives us a detailed look at Public […]
Tips for setting up a birth pool
Slipping into a birth pool filled with warm water in between contractions that are getting longer, stronger and closer together is usually followed by a deep sigh of relief. “Aaahhh…that feels good!” Warm water immersion is well known to be helpful in alleviating pain and stress during labour and birth. But you know what has […]
5 tips to reduce risk and increase the health of your pregnancy
Everyone wants to know what they can do to keep themselves and their baby safe during pregnancy. Most things our out of our control. But here are 5 actionable tips to reduce risk and increase the health of your pregnancy. 1. Eat good food: You are building your baby from what is already in your […]
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month, which makes it a very special time for us here at Generations Midwifery. As much as we wish that every pregnancy and birth is the happiest time in a family’s life, the sad truth is that some don’t go as planned. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month is a […]
World Breastfeeding Week: Working together for the common good
August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week (#WBW2017). The theme for World Breastfeeding Week is working together for the common good to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. One of ways that we can meet those goals is by ensuring that all parents have access to good quality information when deciding how to feed their babies. Midwives support informed […]
Is it safe to lift heavy things or exercise in pregnancy?
Have you lifted a bag of groceries or a box of office supplies only to be told you shouldn’t because you are pregnant? Or been told that you should not ride a bike or run or play soccer? Does your job include manual labour? Do you worry that maybe you should stop lifting, carrying or […]
Choosing where to birth: answers to common questions about home birth
If you have a midwife in Ontario then you can choose a home birth or hospital birth. You need answers to common questions about home birth so that you can make an informed decision about your options. Many people assume that they will have a hospital birth because that is what has been most common […]
Eat Your Veggies Day!
Did you know that today is Eat Your Veggies Day? We all know that vegetables are important to a healthy diet in general. Vegetables are especially valuable when pregnant. Knowing that doesn’t necessarily make it easy to consume enough. Sometimes we need help understanding which nutrients are most important so we can make good […]
This Nurses Week We Thank Colleen – Second Attendant Extraordinaire!
This is Nurses Week! Midwives love nurses. Nurses are the hard working back bone of our health care system. If you or anyone you love has ever accessed medical care, you likely have received excellent, kind care from a nurse. Last year I wrote about the many reasons that midwives love nurses and why you […]
Home Birth – What you should know about safety and choice
Choice of Birthplace. Home birth. Nothing else about midwifery care stirs more emotion than home birth. For some people, the response is very positive. But for many pregnant people, their partners, family, friends, co-workers, other health care providers, cashiers, hair dressers and the dog walker, the knee jerk reaction to the idea of home birth […]