We are so pleased to welcome back our newest midwife, Becky Yurkowski! Don’t know Becky? Wondering how we can be welcoming her back if she is new? Becky completed her senior year of the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University in our practice. We’ve all grown to know and love her! We are super excited […]
Let Halloween be your first step towards ending human trafficking
Did you know that child slavery and human trafficking is still a thing? Shocking, I know! How you celebrate this Halloween can contribute to ending human trafficking. Last Halloween you may remember we wrote a blog post called Why You Should Throw Out That Nestlé Chocolate. Generally, the reasons why you should consider boycotting Nestlé remain […]
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 […]
Preterm Labour: What you need to know
Preterm labour is of growing concern these days, even in Canada, and can lead to preterm birth. In Ontario, 1 in 12 babies is born too early, which matches the national average. Preterm babies often need extra care and usually require an extended hospital stay. This depends on how early they are born and if […]
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 […]
The Biggest Gift: How to Quit Smoking in Pregnancy
How to quit smoking in pregnancy: it’s a tough subject, isn’t it? Most of the time, people want to close the page, forward to the next article. We all have our vices, nobody is perfect, it’s true… and these topics tend to elicit groans and a change of topic. We all live busy, stressed-out lives. […]
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 […]
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