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Postpartum Care Kit

By Giovanna Aiello | December 12, 2017

Most women prepare for the actual labor and birth, but often the postpartum pain and recovery takes them by surprise. And as mothers we get so caught up in our babies that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves.  After the birth of baby it is so important that you take care of yourself,…

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5 rules to writing your birth plan

5 Rules to Writing your Birth Plan

By Giovanna Aiello | November 1, 2017

When you sit down to actually write your birth plan, reality settles in and quickly! You begin to realize that you actually have to give birth to this baby and one way or another this kid is coming out! So building a birth plan can be comforting in this time where so much is unknown. …

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Can Meditation Help with Postpartum Depression? – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 17, 2017

“While 30 percent of women with a history of depression are at risk for a recurrence during pregnancy or postpartum on average, the study found that that number dropped to 18 percent among those who used mindfulness techniques.” From <https://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/pregnancy/the-big-benefit-of-meditation-and-yoga-for-pregnant-and-postpartum-moms–study-.aspx> I know so many of us suffer or have suffered from Postpartum Depression at some point…

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10 Amazing Affirmations you Need for your Birth! – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 3, 2017

“Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it faith. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.” The wonderful world of affirmations! I am a huge fan of affirmations and I use them daily, especially when I want to make positive changes in my life or environment. And one of my favourite things to…

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Are Doula’s Only about Natural Birth? – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | September 26, 2017

It’s time that women begin to feel empowered and supported in the birth world again. Almost every time I tell someone that I am a doula, they assume that Doulas are only advocates for natural birth and natural birth only. That could not be further from the truth. This has really made me realize how…

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What is the Perfect Fuel for Your Labour? Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | September 19, 2017

Besides its amazing taste and culinary uses, broth is an amazing source of minerals and is the perfect fuel for labour! And that’s not even the best part…broth is also considered to be a “clear” liquid, so it is on the approval list in most hospitals, as most hospitals do not allow eating during labour.…

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Finding My Purpose – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | August 31, 2017

I once read somewhere that as children the games we play the most a reflect what we are going to be when we grow up. Looking back on my childhood, I remember playing “house/mommy” with my dolls, “dress-up”, “cashier” (I ended up spending 10 years in retail) and “office” (I worked in an office too).…

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Postpartum Care: New Mom Anxiety – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | November 7, 2016

Becoming a new mother is a very momentous event and one that includes significant changes to your body and your mind. After Giulia was born, along with feeling that I was hit by a Mack truck, I developed a lot of anxiety! As if the hormones weren’t bad enough! It was terrifying to experience these new…

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Time to Let Go – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 29, 2016

The best thing I have done since giving birth is letting daddy help. I should note: it was never up to me to “let” him help. However, as a brand new mom, I found myself wanting to be in control of my daughter all the time. It was important to give daddy the space he…

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Reuse your Maternity Pillow! – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 27, 2016

I fell in love with my maternity pillow and so did my hubby ? Sometimes we would fight over it! So not wanting to get rid of it yet, I found a new way to utilize it. When my baby was around 2 months old and not yet able to sit up on her own but…

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