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Discover Birth is nearing it's 11 year anniversary this fall. We have built such a wonderful team of doulas and childbirth educators who have supported over a THOUSAND families over our 11 year period. Big shout out to all these wonderful team members who dedicate themselves so tirelessly.
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Looking for a great gift for someone close to you who's having a baby? Check out our new postpartum packages to help people transition to parenthood.
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Everyone wants a healthy baby. Did you know that reducing unnecessary medications and interventions is actually the safest thing for your baby? Here are 6 tips for a SAFE and HEALTHY birth. We're here to answer your questions if you need someone to chat with.
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Needing to be induced? About a third of women in Canada will be induced. It can be necessary, but it's often NOT. How do you know if your induction is necessary? Check the infographic for some important considerations to help you decide.
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If you think Lamaze classes are just about breathing or are these boring sessions (that you can't get your partner to come to)... think again! Here's a great example of the kinds of things you might find in a Lamaze class....a ketchup bottle??!!
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Harvard Assistant Professor and American OB shares why low-risk women are better off having their baby at home or in a midwife-led unit than in a hospital under the supervision of an obstetrician. Interesting food for thought. In Ontario women are lucky to have some options around birth place within a system that is highly regulated and professional. But many women who want a midwife still don't get one. We're on the right track though...
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In 2013, a study in Pediatrics reported that moms have a 400% higher risk of postpartum depression (PPD) if their babies cry inconsolably for more than 20 minutes per day. (Radesky JS. 2013;131(6):1857-6)

This study confirms earlier research that infant crying is directly - and powerfully - correlated with postpartum depression. Many studies show a strong correlation between PPD and sleep deprivation. Crying and exhaustion lead to marital conflict, breastfeeding failure, and feelings of resentment, anxiety and incompetence!

BUT, not to worry...there are some great ways to soothe your baby. Check-out the 5 Ss by Dr. Harvey Karp - author of the "Happiest Baby on the Block" or call us for an in-home visit by one of our specialists who can teach you right in your home. Help is all around, you just need to ask! 1-877-BIRTH36
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Study shows "40% of children lack secure attachment". Wow! Scary stuff. The repercussions to society are huge. If you want to learn how to bond well with your baby check out the suggestions in this article. Consider getting the help you need after your baby's birth so you can have the time to dedicate to your precious newborn's needs (have your mom, MIL, sister, friend come to help, or hire a doula) http://ow.ly/OYRxR
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If your previous baby was born by cesarean and you're expecting again, you may be wondering about the options of having a repeat ceasean or having a VBAC. It can be a tough decision. Here are some great questions you should be asking. They can help you come to the right decision for you and your baby.
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You've surely heard about birth doulas, but did you know there are also postpartum doulas? Read our blog post below about what they do and how they can help. They come to help once baby's born, and they can be your saviour as you adapt to parenthood. They're there to TEACH you how to care for your baby, not take over your role....so they're really a guide and coach as you acquire new skills. You don't have to take the long road of learning on your own. Just ask for help and they can be there to make the learning process quicker and easier. If you'd like to schedule a consult to book a postpartum doula for when your baby arrives, just call or visit us on our website: http://www.discoverbirth.com If you've just had a baby and need help immediately, we can help with that too.
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