April 23, 2021
A guide to preparing and healing from a C-section

Whether you meant to have a c-section, or childbirth took an unexpected turn, your recovery will look a little different than that of a vaginal birth. Here are some basic things to consider as you navigate the pre and post-operative world. Preparing for a C-section: Not everyone will know ahead of time that the birth […]

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April 7, 2021
Birth and postpartum recipes (Labourade, lactation cookies and more)

In the lead up to birth and in the postpartum period, I suggest eating slow cooked soups and stews. If you are not a vegetarian, I highly suggest slow cooker beef stews, chicken/turkey soups, yams, beets and cooked dark green vegetables. This allows for maximum nourishment with minimal effort for your digestive system. Smoothies and […]

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February 21, 2021
Pregnancy supplements 101

When it comes to pregnancy supplementation, the internet is full of confusing contradictions. One site says a pregnant person needs supplements, but another says you should not take anything because it will harm the pregnancy. ARG! How confusing, overwhelming and really unhelpful. Soooo, I'm going to break down supplementation in pregnancy to help you feel […]

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February 17, 2021
Day 5-14 postpartum: What to expect

As I mentioned in the Day 1-5 postpartum blog, a healthy, well supported postpartum period can be the difference between, being able to successfully breastfeed/chestfeed, going back to feeling like yourself again, getting back into an exercise routine, and even being able to conceive another child in the future. Most importantly, a healthy, well supported […]

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February 16, 2021
Day 1-5 postpartum: What to expect

There is so much emphasis on childbirth that it's easy to forget that what happens after the birth is just as important.Here are some tips and things to look out for in the first 5 days.Click here for part 2: What to expect Day 5-14 What to expect day 1-5 Postpartum: You could feel REALLY good: […]

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