Postpartum

Postpartum Nutrition and the New Parent

Postpartum Nutrition and the New Parent

Postpartum nutrition looks different for everyone, but something you may consider is “am I eating enough?”. During the postpartum period, you have increased nutrient demands due to factors such as tissue repair, hormonal changes, and for some folks nursing.

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Recipes to Support You in the 4th Trimester

Recipes to Support You in the 4th Trimester

Meal planning, food prep and cooking. Whether you enjoy these weekly chores or not, we all have to decide what to eat in the week and make the necessary arrangements to feed ourselves. Some of us find peace in the schedule, some of us feel restricted and some just find the whole process stressful!

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The Rhythm of Life in the 4th Trimester

The Rhythm of Life in the 4th Trimester

Bringing a newborn into the world is an awe-inspiring experience, filled with joy, wonder, and most often, a life changing transition into parenthood (cue a learning curve like no other, and a few other twists and turns). As parents, we eagerly await the arrival of our little ones, preparing for the adventure that lies ahead. But amidst the excitement, there is also a period of adjustment, both for the baby and for us.

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When Motherhood & Doula Practices Collide

When Motherhood & Doula Practices Collide

Many people are drawn to becoming doulas after experiencing pregnancy, birth, and postpartum as a parent or birthing person themselves. The care they received, or in some cases, the lack of care, can inspire them to be part of the change they want to see. While it’s not necessary to be a parent to be a great caregiver, these experiences can shape a doula’s approach and bring a unique perspective.

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Vancouver Prenatal with Brood

Vancouver Prenatal with Brood

Looking for a prenatal class in Vancouver Lower Mainland that isn’t boring, way too long or full of gendered language? Don’t want to spend a whole weekend sitting on terrible plastic chairs, in a cold unfriendly environment? We don’t either so we created a class just for you!

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Top 8 Doula Myths

Top 8 Doula Myths

As our friend, LC and doula Allie Mennie says, “A doula is someone who is there for you. The medicine is out of our scope, so we are there as someone supporting you and your partner. We make sure you’re fed and hydrated, you’re remembering to pee, your room/environment is calm and supportive for the birth process

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Brood’s Birth Story

Brood’s Birth Story

The name Brood was inspired by visions of a large group of squishy babies, toddlers and kids — sunkissed, muddy and laughing. It’s also inspired by the concept of creatures caring for their own, in order to survive – and thrive. Collectively caring for one another through knowledge sharing and hands-on support while finding joyful moments along the way — that’s the spirit of our Brood. It was co-created by two new parents and a full-spectrum doula who not only saw, but intimately understood how in-person care during pregnancy and early parenthood can positively transform the family AND the care worker.

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Is Sleep Training Worth It?

Is Sleep Training Worth It?

At Brood, we believe that parent’s know best — for their babies, families and themselves. This includes how parents and their babies sleep for the duration of the parenting relationship. For some parents this includes sleep training, co-sleeping, night nurses, sleeping in shifts and much more! Sleep arrangements tend to shift based on your own needs and your babies’ ability — this blog post outlines some of the ways this can look, while using sleep training as a tool.

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