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Choice of Birthplace. Home birth. Nothing else about midwifery care stirs more emotion than home birth. For some people, the response is very positive. But for many pregnant people, their partners, family, friends, co-workers, other health care providers, cashiers, hair dressers and the dog walker, the knee jerk reaction to the idea of home birth is shock.  It is sad but not surprising, given that the vast majority of people in North America give birth in a hospital. People (for good reason) trust that we have an excellent medical system and that hospital birth provides experts and resources to keep...

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Everyone wants to know what they can do to keep themselves and their baby safe during pregnancy. Most things our out of our control. But here are 5 actionable tips to reduce risk and increase the health of your pregnancy.  1. Eat good food: You are building your baby from what is already in your body and what you put into your body. Eating foods that look like they did when they were still growing is a great way to ensure that you are eating healthy foods. For example, a chicken breast looks a lot like it did when it...

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Are You thinking of breast/chest feeding your baby?* Is your head pounding from all the breastfeeding advice from friends, family and coworkers? Take a deep breath and relax… In this video, our own registered midwife, Heather, gives us a detailed look at Public Health Canada’s brochure 10 Valuable Tips for Successful Breastfeeding. The tips she covers are SO valuable for any person planning to breastfeed for the first time, or even someone who has already breastfed and is planning to do so again. Click here if you would like us to send you the Health Canada booklet.  Hey parents to...

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