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How My Midwife Changed My Life

| June 13, 2013 | 5 Comments
How My Midwife Changed My Life

 “You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.” – Dr. B.J. Palmer I think that when working in the world of birth sometimes people can forget how long lasting and impactful their work is on the life of that family.  I’m sure each birth […]

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Mothers Matter: Share Your Story

| May 23, 2013 | 4 Comments
Mothers Matter: Share Your Story

Since you are here on Ottawa Mommy Club, chances are that YOU are a mother.  If you are a mother, this is for you and for all mothers out there, so please do share this with all moms you know. Mothers of Change – National Capital Region Chapter is a group of women who are […]

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Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

| May 3, 2013 | 8 Comments
Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

I expected to experience postpartum depression when my babies were born given my history of depression. I wasn’t expecting, however, how different it would be compared to my “normal” depression. My depressive episodes come on slowly over time, they are insidious. My postpartum depression arrived suddenly and with unexpected intensity. It was rather like being […]

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Playtex Mom of the Month

| April 24, 2013 | 4 Comments
Playtex Mom of the Month

  Even before the pregnancy test confirmed it I knew that I was pregnant.  I wasn’t even a week late yet and I knew there was going to be a little human being growing inside of me.  From that moment on I had an overwhelming mixture of emotions; happy, scared, excited, shocked…  My whole world […]

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10 Things I Didn’t Love About Being Pregnant

| April 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
10 Things I Didn’t Love About Being Pregnant

  I recently wrote about what I loved about being pregnant. Now I want to share with you what I didn’t love… 1) Having to pee every 20 minutes. I drank lots of water so that I stayed hydrated, but drinking all of that water with a huge baby pressed on my bladder meant that […]

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How to Perform a Diastasis Check ~ Tuesday Tips

| April 9, 2013 | 6 Comments
How to Perform a Diastasis Check ~ Tuesday Tips

Many have heard of Diastasis Recti that occurs often during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.   I’m happy that there is an increased awareness as it can help women prevent the abdominal separation from occurring in the first place as well as help new moms bounce back quicker after baby.  It can also help […]

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CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival 2013

| March 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival 2013

“You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”  – B.J. Palmer In 2012 a group of Ottawa moms and childbirth advocates organized CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival.  Over 10 months, 11 films were screened, each followed by a community panel discussion. […]

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Top 10 things I loved about being pregnant

| March 8, 2013 | 3 Comments
Top 10 things I loved about being pregnant

I absolutely loved being pregnant. I would try for a third, but there is usually a baby at the end of those nine to 10 months and well, to be honest, two is about all that I can handle at the moment. As the editor/co-founder of Oh Baby! Magazine I think a lot about pregnancy […]

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Belly Chats – Exclusive Events for Moms-to-be from momstown Ottawa

| March 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
Belly Chats – Exclusive Events for Moms-to-be from momstown Ottawa

When I was a new mom, I felt very overwhelmed, emotional and at times, alone. A lot of my friends didn’t have children yet or their children were older. I remember wishing I had a network of new moms like myself to confide in and commiserate with. Luckily new moms in Ottawa now have the […]

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Prenatal Fitness

| February 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
Prenatal Fitness

Health professionals all agree that staying fit throughout your pregnancy will have a huge impact on your pregnancy, labour/delivery and recovery.  Some of the remarkable benefits of exercising during pregnancy include: –          improved mood, sleep and energy, self-image, balance, posture, tone and strength –          better preparation for labour –          faster recovery post partum –          regaining […]

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Nursery Decor Tips For Safety, Development, and Style

| January 28, 2013 | 5 Comments
Nursery Decor Tips For Safety, Development, and Style

Decorating for your little beans’ arrival is an incredibly fun and exciting project. It’s easy to get carried away in all the glee and excitement and purchase everything in sight; from blankies, to wall decals, to furniture, to teddy bears. Everything seems too cute to pass up and too perfect that before you know it, […]

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