Meconium in Labour: What is it?

What’s meconium?!  It is a fancy name for babies’ first poop! Meconium is dark greenish black in colour, it is thick and sticky in consistency…really best way to describe it…

How Can Stress Affect Your Pregnancy?

Humans are designed to sustain stressful events. You may have heard the phrase “you’re stronger than you think you are” used when you are about to undergo a stressful life…

3 Mocktails to Beat the Summer Heat

Being pregnant in the summer can be amazing and challenging all at the same time depending on how far along into your pregnancy you are. The bigger the bump, the…

Tips for Dealing With Morning Sickness

When I became pregnant with my first daughter I was overjoyed. I imagined shopping for tiny baby clothes and preparing an adorable nursery. I did not envision my head in…

Tips to Manage Shift Work During Pregnancy

Shift work can be physically and mentally challenging for everyone, but if you are pregnant it can be especially exhausting! Being a Registered Nurse, I worked shift work through all…

Twin to Twin transfusion: What is it?

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare condition that may affect identical twins who share a common placenta (monochorionic twins). It is a condition in which the blood flows unequally…

The Perfect Name For Your Perfect Baby

First things first- a huge congrats! You are going to be a parent and that’s SO amazing. Your precious bundle of joy has already changed your life in more ways…

Peeing After Birth

Be glad you won’t have to file this under “things they didn’t tell me before giving birth”. If your reading this, your due date is probably fast approaching. Your bags…

Different Positions for Pushing

It’s Time to Push:  Different positions for pushing When you finally get to that 10 cm mark and you are told you can push- it feels so GOOD!! You can…

Oxytocin Inductions

The drip… As your due date approaches you may be envisioning the different ways your labour may go!  Your water might break and then you start contracting or maybe you…