Pregnancy

Pregnant and Told You Have a Large Baby? What You Need to Know

Pregnant and Told You Have a Large Baby? What You Need to Know

We’ve all heard the stories about delivering big babies before, and there are understandably some fears around birthing bigger babies. We get it, the thought of delivering a “big baby” is enough to send any birthing parent into a tailspin! Oftentimes, as you get closer to your expected delivery date, families may hear their doctors or midwives say that the baby is “on the larger size” and this statement alone oftentimes causes more harm than good.

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Ask A Doula: Sex Assigned at Birth Feels

Ask A Doula: Sex Assigned at Birth Feels

First thing’s first. Baby making, pregnancy, birth, parenting — these are major life milestones. As we move through many of these quickly, many feelings arise, especially when we tack on expectations, political and social ideas, how you want to parent, how you hope you’ll parent, and how your pregnancy has been going.

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How to host a baby shower that doesn’t suck

How to host a baby shower that doesn’t suck

I’ve been going to baby showers for a long time now. Many of my friends are a decade older than me, so in my late 20’s and early 30’s, many of my Sundays were spent hungover, playing horrendous baby poop themed games. And now over a decade later, I’m a mother of a 4 year old and I still go to a few baby showers a year – although usually a little less hungover.

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Support in Victoria BC

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support in Victoria BC

Having the right support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum can make all the difference in your experience of parenthood. Victoria (the one in BC, Canada that is!) is a community that recognizes the importance of holistic and personalized care for expecting and new parents.

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Give the gift of Brood

Give the gift of Brood

As a parent and caregiver myself, I know what the most valuable gift is for a new family. Spoiler alert: it’s not the tiny little onesies, classic books or soothing stuffies. Don’t get me wrong, I loved those too, but the most valuable gift I received when I was pregnant and postpartum, was the gift of support.

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Baby on Board: Navigating The Finances of Parenthood

Baby on Board: Navigating The Finances of Parenthood

Plan for parental leave – If you are eligible for employment insurance, you may be entitled for up to 78 weeks of parental leave. You can find more details about this program on the CRA website here. Also ensure you determine your employer’s parental leave policy and plan how you will financially manage the time off. You may be eligible for a top up which can supplement your income during this time.

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