Let’s be real, this isn’t how you expected your pregnancy and postpartum period to look. You may be worried about your health, worrying about your unborn or newborn baby. You may feel more isolated feeling stuck inside your home and glued to the daily news. The uncertainty of tomorrow is becoming overwhelming and you feel helpless.
All of these feelings can be very normal considering these unprecedented times. The truth is, we may not be able to manage what’s going to happen next, but we can control how we respond.
We’ve got five tips to use to manage this difficult situation.
Are you worried about staying healthy while pregnant and still maintaining a vegetarian or vegan diet? There might even be some people who have told you it’s not possible! The truth is you can have a very healthy pregnancy while being vegetarian or vegan, if done properly.
The pregnancy is over, baby is here and you are super eager to get back into your regular yoga or fitness routine but it’s important to understand that your body has gone through significant changes from both pregnancy itself as well as your birth (vaginal or caesarean).
Fall is here! So while we all bask in the warmth of cozy sweaters and warm drinks, we also inevitably are put at higher risk of catching illnesses, such as the flu or upper respiratory tract infections. As moms with young ones, we are not only worried about ourselves, but our babies too! So here are some good tips on how to keep your and your baby protected.
In today’s day and age, social media is the new medium behind the message. It surrounds us, it keeps us connected and informed. These days, everyone is connected to at least one form of social media. We scroll through our Instagram feeds, we pin ideas to Pinterest boards and we follow support groups on Facebook.
So, you had a caesarean birth with your first baby and now you’re thinking about having another baby. Here’s what you need to know about giving birth naturally after a c-section. You may be wondering what are your options? Many people believe the myth of “once a caesarean, always a cesarean”, and while for some women this is true, but for many people it doesn’t have to be.
The world of nutrition is always changing as are guidelines. You may have seen in the news earlier this year that there had been some major updates to the Canadian Pediatric allergen guidelines, which might shift your perspective on introducing new foods. Currently Health Canada suggests introducing solids at around 6 months, although some parents will hear 4-6 months depending on their health care providers advise or their child’s growth and development. In general, a variety of different foods and different textures should be offered at 6 months, including common allergens for both low and high risk infants.
There has been a lot of talk about postpartum depression and getting help. However, how common anxiety can be during pregnancy and the postpartum period is less talked about. According to Postpartum Support International, 6 percent of women experience anxiety during pregnancy and 10 percent of women experience anxiety during the postpartum period. Anxiety in general […]
As a hockey wife and mommy we have always been on the go, travelling from country to country since my son was five weeks old. My son is now eighteen months and travel has changed a lot over the last year and a half – it has been (and is) quite the adventure! So, based on my own experiences, I’ve put together a list of tips, best practice and advice for travelling with a baby that I hope will help make things a little bit easier and less stressful for you as you prepare to travel with your little one!