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DIY Postpartum Herbal Sitz Bath Tea Bags – Mindful Mommy

Expecting mothers spend so much time preparing and getting ready for the baby that they forget about themselves and don’t realize how much their bodies will be affected by labour and delivery. Labour is hard work and a new mothers body will need time to heal, rest & recover. So I came up with a simple…

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Do You Really Need a Doula?

“There is something that women have intuitively known forever, that having another supportive woman who has been through labour herself and who can help take some of the fear and uncertainty away, does wonders during labour.” – WellnessMama I remember how scared I continually became as I approached the due date for the birth of…

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Why I love being a Doula – Mindful Mommy

I love getting to know you. I take so much enjoyment from meeting new people and spending time with them. That is one of the main reasons I became a doula. Meeting for coffee/tea dates or meeting to have a manicure or a pedicure are amazing ways to chat, bond and just spend time together.…

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Archer’s Birth Story – A Precipitous Birth

“A Precipitous labor is defined as expulsion of the fetus within less than 3 hours of commencement of regular contractions” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4285060/ I had the pleasure of photographing an amazing, precipitous birth.  In my career as a birth doula and photographer this far, this doesn’t happen very often. Luckily (for me and the mothers!), this is the 2nd …

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The Top 5 Fears about Birth

Every birth is different and whether it is your first child or your second. It is hard to know what to expect. There can be a lot of fears of the unknown and many new mothers all feel the same way, so I decided to reach out to mothers personally to ask them what their…

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Ethan’s Birth Story – An Early Start

This birth was quite a memorable one for me, the birth of Ethan. I met his mother Ebony in the summer of 2017 and our first conversation was over the phone. She had a  sweet voice and she was very easy to talk too. And in no time, I felt like we had been friends…

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Postpartum Care Kit

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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Finding My Purpose – Mindful Mommy

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

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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