How is your Pelvic Floor behaving? Ok, I’ll take a second to ask; Do you even know what your ‘pelvic floor’ is? For many people this might be the first time they have even heard of any of this! #TRUESTORY! And if you don’t know what it is then you probably aren’t sure if it is […]
Breastfeeding Tips and Tricks
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 […]
What kind of equipment do midwives bring to a home birth?
Most people don’t have a clue what equipment and supplies midwives bring to home births. Most people would have no way of knowing and no reason to find out. Still, I find it funny how surprised many people are when they find out what Ontario midwives bring. What did they think? We just show up and hope […]
It’s time to push! And give birth!
Pushing your baby out is pretty intense! Did you know it will likely feel like your baby is going to come out of your butt? Spoiler alert: IT WON’T! We chatted about what to expect when you are pushing and when your baby is born. Check it out: The content below is copied from our […]
Active labour. What’s happening, what it looks like and how you can cope
People are often worried about active labour. It is a big deal! We sat down to chat about active labour. Lots of people sent in their thoughts on what they wish they had known about active labour before they gave birth. An awful lot of the feedback was about labour support. Check it out: I’ve […]
Early labour! What’s happening, what to expect, and how to cope.
Early labour can be a difficult time. So many questions and so many sensations! The midwives talk about what you can expect before labour and in early labour. In summary… Before labour you might experience: loss of your mucous plug – or not. Read more about this here. nesting, when you want to get everything […]
Your Intuition in the New Year – Free and easy to use!
That Albert Einstein, he certainly nailed that one on the head! What is Intuition and where do I get some? You can learn to Listen to your Intuition in 2018 in 5 Steps. We all struggle with wanting to make the right choices/decisions in our lives. What to wear, where to go, what to eat, […]
I am a Midwife ~ Becky Yurkowski, RM
Interest As a small child, the eldest of three, I was always the one taking care of everybody. I cuddled, I kissed and bandaged boo-boos, and I led our adventures. I loved (and I mean LOVED) a good first aid kit, so much so that my mom often referred to me as ‘Nurse Becky’. That […]
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 […]
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