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 …

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Happy Mother’s Day – How to support a new mama

Mothers Day always falls perfectly in the season where new life springs forth with the brighter sun. Tulips are just about ready and kids are lined up at the florists or garden centres for bright flowers for their mamas.  Its a cheery holiday where we recognise moms of all ages …

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Intimacy in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of profound changes, both physical and emotional.  During this 8-10 month time, the topic of intimacy is bound to come up.  For some, it is an avoid-at-all-costs approach, for others, it’s a free-for-all.  So let’s take the mystery and myth out and put it all out …

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Eating for Two: Weekly Meal Plan

Are you finding it hard to keep on top of all of the nutritious foods needed for a healthy pregnancy? Check out the first two instalments of Eating for Two, arm yourself with the Shopping List and follow this simple meal plan for the week. Meal planning has many benefits …

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Eating for Two – Shopping List for pregnancy

Have you ever had that sinking feeling of finally arriving at the grocery store after a long work day and realizing that you lost your shopping list?  I rely on that back-of-the-envelope list to keep me on track for good meals and eating well at home.  Without it, my week …

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I Am a Midwife ~ Becca Raper, RM

I remember when I was nine, my parents asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  It must have been sometime shortly after the scholarship fund saleswoman was by.  It might have been a financial planning question on their part.  It didn’t take me long to reply. …

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