Tag: pregnancy

How to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

| September 6, 2017 | 9 Comments
How to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

How to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth     One of the things I hear the most from women when we talk about labor, is the fear of tearing during childbirth. It is the not knowing how bad you will tear, the pain you might feel from it. I truly understand that fear. Almost 90% of […]

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5 Easy Ways to Sleep Peacefully During Late Pregnancy

| March 27, 2017 | 2 Comments
5 Easy Ways to Sleep Peacefully During Late Pregnancy

  5 Easy Ways to Sleep Peacefully during Late Pregnancy It is the last leg of your pregnancy, you are in your third trimester and coming in fast for the final stretch (pardon the pun). Pretty soon, you will be experiencing the happiness of being a parent first hand. You are so close that you […]

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Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

| January 24, 2017 | 2 Comments
Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

  Hush little baby don’t say a word… Mommy’s going to buy you everything you need at the brand new Snuggle Bugz store in Kanata! Anyone who’s a parent knows that with a child comes not only great responsibility, but a great many things to buy for as well. Notably strollers, car seats, baby gear, bath, diapering and […]

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Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget

| October 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget

  Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget As you count down toward your due date, preparing your home for a new baby might be the last thing on your mind. While we understand the need to baby-proof our homes, often over-looked is the importance of a safe, secure […]

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5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

| June 27, 2016 | 8 Comments
5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

If you’re an expectant mom, you’ve likely heard that exercising throughout pregnancy can bring with it a host of benefits for both mom and baby: it can give you more energy, reduce your chance of developing gestational diabetes, help you stay more comfortable and pain free throughout your nine months, reduce stress and may help […]

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Essential Oils to Use During Pregnancy

| July 28, 2015 | 10 Comments
Essential Oils to Use During Pregnancy

Like all things you expose yourself to during pregnancy, you need to take care with essential oils. These oils have been used for aromatherapy for centuries, and have many beneficial effects on the body and mood, but at the same time you do not want to use any that are detrimental for your health, or […]

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Surviving Bed Rest!

So, a few weeks ago, we had a little scare… It was Mother’s Day, to be exact, and I started having contractions. They were coming every 6-8 minutes and were pretty intense, but I couldn’t tell if these were normal Braxton hicks or something to actually worry about. I said to my husband, “lets just […]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Ahhhhh with HemoClin #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/22

| May 27, 2015 | 93 Comments
Give Yourself the Gift of Ahhhhh with HemoClin #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/22

Having each of my three children was one of the best experiences of my life. Seeing their faces for the first time are moments I will treasure forever. Even though having my children was amazing, my nine months of pregnancy did not go by without its challenges. There were times when I did not feel […]

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5 Simple Exercises For Normal Delivery

| September 23, 2014 | 9 Comments
5 Simple Exercises For Normal Delivery

ElvisHuang / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Most people objected to my decision of having a normal delivery of my second child, after a C-section for my firstborn. I was adamant. I wanted a healthy, normal delivery for my second child. The first pregnancy and delivery had been a tricky affair. However, it didn’t affect my […]

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Celebrate World Doula Week March 22-28

| March 24, 2014 | 5 Comments
Celebrate World Doula Week March 22-28

Ottawa is a great city to have a baby. We have respected obstetricians and talented midwives, a number of hospitals, and now a birth centre. A great addition to your birth team is a doula. Doulas are professional labour support and have been proven to reduce the need for pain medication and lower the chances for cesarean […]

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Reversing the Birth Process…The Mary Way

| February 26, 2014 | 6 Comments
Reversing the Birth Process…The Mary Way

At 2 years old, Mary has become a creative and imaginative thinker. This is a great thing, but it sometimes leads us down unexpected paths. My daughter has the habit of yanking up my shirt and blowing raspberries on my belly. It’s usually my husband who eggs her on to do this while he laughs, […]

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How to Plan an Awesome Baby Shower

| February 25, 2014 | 14 Comments
How to Plan an Awesome Baby Shower

  It’s time to welcome a new baby to the world…and you get to host the baby shower! How do you start? First you daydream, and in that mulling it over stage you decide on a theme for the baby shower. There are so many terrific possibilities! Next, you begin the real planning. Once you […]

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Natural Ways to Recover Faster During the Post Partum Period

| February 18, 2014 | 5 Comments
Natural Ways to Recover Faster During the Post Partum Period

 Photo Credit: Little Feet Photography http://www.littlefeetphotographytoronto.com/ It seems that today in our society all of the focus is on pregnancy, and the time immediately following the birth of the baby. It is part of our culture to plan baby showers weeks in advance and plan a visit to come see the baby as soon as he […]

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A Naturopathic Approach to Fertility and Pregnancy

A Naturopathic Approach to Fertility and Pregnancy

One day while discussing the topic of pregnancy a patient of mine said, “The ripeness of the fruit depends on the richness of the soil”.  When I asked her what she meant she explained that in her culture pregnancy is described in terms of planting a seed in rich soil, nourishing the growth of a […]

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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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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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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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