The Real Deal on Placental Encapsulation

You may have heard that more and more women are engaging in the practice of consuming their placenta after the birth of their children. The technical term for this is…

Your Babyproofing Checklist

Babyproofing! Where to start and where does it end?? It can be overwhelming thinking about all the things that need to be addressed when it comes to babies and their…

Alternate Uses for Breastmilk

Whether you are brand new to breastfeeding or a seasoned pro, you’ve likely heard of the wonderful benefits of breastmilk for your baby’s overall health, growth & development. Breastmilk is…

Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy

As we know pregnancy is filled with changes and your vaginal discharge follows suit.  During pregnancy, normal vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea. It is described as a thin, milky substance…

Jannette Festival From Northernstar Milk Bank

Recently I sat down with Jannette Festival, a Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant and co-founder of NothernStar Milk Bank in Calgary. NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is Canada’s only community-based milk bank….

Staples Vs. Sutures: Does it Matter?

Talking about cesarean sections can be a bit scary for some. It’s considered major abdominal surgery and ends up as a longer recovery for mama. And as you may have…

The Umbilical Cord and How to Care For It

The umbilical cord…that magical cord that kept your baby nourished and growing during pregnancy is now cut after delivery and the stump has a yellow or white plastic clamp attached…

Heat, Rest, Empty Breast: Mastitis Explained

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast tissue that usually involves an infection.  When I talk breastfeeding one of the most important points I stress is you want to ensure…

Anxiety and Pregnancy

Over the last 5 years, discussion over postpartum depression and anxiety has been prevalent among many celebrities. This has lessened the stigma surrounding PPD and anxiety and allowed for moms…

Aren’t We All Hands-on Parents?

I have a great husband and I have no doubt that we are about as equal as equal can be in parenting. We have our strengths— he is great at…