You are what you eat

Everyone knows you’re supposed to eat healthy foods in pregnancy, just like it’s a good idea to exercise, get enough sleep, reduce stress in our lives, et cetera, pregnant or not. We’re all good at that stuff, right? Yuuuuup. We are good at it in January, anyway. That’s what all …

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Why Breastfeed? The best reason might not be what you think.

For World Breastfeeding Week, I thought I’d write about choice, and why I promote breastfeeding over formula feeding. It’s not for the reasons you’d think. The reasons you’d think I’d promote it are the reasons health agencies around the world promote it (http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/breastfeeding/facts/en/index1.html). Breastmilk is the ideal food for babies …

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I am a Midwife ~ Heather Mason, RM

When I was in labour with my first child, I remember gripping a pillow tightly between my fingers, my head resting on my forearms. The room was too silent. I wanted a distraction.  Something to focus on other than the intensity of the contractions. A story. So I asked my …

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