Podcast Courses Your Products Resources Join our Community

Navigating Friendships After Pregnancy and Infant Loss

As we get older, friendships can become complex to navigate. Layer in emotions around fertility, pregnancy loss, or even the devastating loss of an infant or child and it can be challenging to know how to help those you love. 

And as difficult it is to talk about pregnancy and infant loss, it touches all of us throughout our lifetime. 

In the podcast below, Dr. Sarah chats with April Boyd, a Psychotherapist, and Coach, who specializes in supporting families through infant loss. She candidly shares her own experience with loss and offers practical, gentle ways of navigating relationships & life after loss. 

 

 

If you're interested in learning more from April, head over and visit her website the Love Loss Project where she shares content to help others heal through their experiences of grief and loss. 

 

 

And for those who are experiencing pregnancy after loss, we connected with Dr. Alda Ngo, Director of Chinese Medicine, about the...

Continue Reading...

Nutrition and Preparing for Pregnancy!

Gut Health and Nutrition in Preparing for Pregnancy

Have you ever wondered which prenatal supplements are right for you?

Have you contemplated how to optimize your nutrition in preparation for your current or next pregnancy?

We have you covered! 

Listen to the podcast below to get all the delicious details! 

Now, as you may know, many pregnancies are unplanned.  With that in mind, some women are able to use nutrition to prepare for pregnancy, while others are not! So, please do not feel guilty if you did not take these steps previously or even in your current pregnancy. We are just hoping this podcast will provide you with food for thought (pun intended)!

Did you know that the prenatal period provides a great opportunity to optimize your nutrition? We encourage all mamas-to-be to take a prenatal vitamin whenever possible. Prenatal vitamins contain folic acid which is very beneficial for your baby’s development as it prevents certain birth defects that occur...

Continue Reading...

How to care for you postpartum Vagina!

 

Regardless of whether you had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section, you need to know how to care for your postpartum perineum. 

Avoid Irritants: 

Bleeding postpartum is inevitable, and it's already in a sensitive way after delivery, so do your best to avoid irritating products on your perineum.  Keep it clean and dry, and try to not use any unnecessary products on it. 

Try to find sanitary napkins that do not have irritating linings on them, try incontinence underwear such as Depends or Always. 

You can also use period underwear, once your bleeding has settled down nicely. 

 

Keep it Clean: 

Have a bath or shower daily, and there is no need to use anything other than water to clean your vulvo vaginal area.  If you do choose to use a soap, be very gentle and choose something like CeraVe, Dove unscented or another mild cleanser.  But again...no need to! 

Some people find it stings while they pee in those first few...

Continue Reading...

Homebirth!! Who, Where and How!

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2021

 Homebirth!! 

We are so excited that Heidi, a registered midwife, joined us to discuss the topic of homebirth that we don't know much about!

We discuss what homebirth vs hospital birth looks like, who is eligible for a homebirth and how to prepare for a home birth. 

We also discuss what are the safety plans that you need to ensure you have set up to have a safe home birth. 

Now don't forget...you still have to have a hospital bag packed...so check out our free download on what are the important things for you, your partner and your newborn to have packed! 

The Essential Packing List

 

Continue Reading...

Twin Pregnancies! Double the fun and double the trouble!

Uncategorized Apr 14, 2021

 Twin pregnancies, seem to be more common than we once thought, but some result in a vanishing twin in the first trimester. 

In this episode, we discuss the different types of twin pregnancies including mono-mono, mono-di and di-di twins. 

We discuss how these differences impact the care through the pregnancy and the mode of delivery options available!

We also discuss potential issues that could affect the pregnant person and the babies. 

Join us on the She Found Motherhood podcast to learn more about Twin Pregnancies!

A big thank you goes to Veena, a medical student working with us for putting together all the research on this topic!! 

Continue Reading...

Diastasis Recti - What you need to know during pregnancy and postpartum!

Uncategorized Apr 07, 2021

Diastasis Recti is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles that run up and down our abdomen. This occurs in pregnancy as the uterus grows and the connective tissue softens. 

 

If you want to learn more about diastasis recti, how it's diagnosed and how we can manage it have a listen to the podcast below! 

 

 

Continue Reading...

Prenatal Screening in Pregnancy!

Uncategorized Apr 02, 2021

Prenatal screening in pregnancy is such a complicated topic!! There are also new technologies and tests that are coming out which adds to the confusion. 

Dawn, a prenatal genetic counsellor from Lifelabs, joins us on our podcast to discuss what options there are for pregnant people!

We review how to decide whether or not prenatal screening is right for you. 

We then review the commonly offered tests, both that are funded publicly, and that you can pay for privately. 

Finally, we discuss what are the next steps if you screened positive on one of these tests. 

A great resource to learn more about the Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen specifically can be found at www.lifelabsgenetics.com/Panorama

We hope you find this discussion helpful in your pregnancy journey! 

 

Continue Reading...

Mindfulness for Pregnancy after Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Uncategorized Apr 02, 2021

For people who've experienced infertility and pregnancy loss, many go on to experience anxiety and worry even throughout subsequent pregnancies and the effects from the grief and loss persist. 

One of the many tools that can be used to support your pregnancy after infertility and loss is mindfulness. 

For more information around how mindfulness can support this journey and opportunities available have a listen to the podcast below!  

 

 

 

Continue Reading...

Supporting Sleep in Pregnancy

We know from our own pregnancies, and from supporting our own maternity patients, how challenging sleep can be in pregnancy! 

 

Some of our top sleep tips include: 

  • Create a simple but relaxing bedtime routine; this can include taking a warm bath, doing a guided meditation, reading a book, journaling, etc.
  • Keep a regular sleep schedule
  • Exercise regularly, preferably at least 4-5 hours before bedtime
  • Avoid caffeine after lunch
  • Do not go to bed hungry, a bedtime snack can be part of your routine
  • Make the bedroom environment conducive to sleep and reserve the bedroom for the 3 S’s: Sleep, Sex and when you’re Sick
  • Avoid prolonged use of light-emitting screens (TV, phone, tablet) leading up to bedtime
  • Deal with your worries before bedtime; sometimes keeping a ‘worry journal’ by your bed can be helpful, if a worry pops into your head, jot it down to get it out of your head and onto paper; if it pops back into your head remind yourself you’ve...
Continue Reading...

Top 9 Things that affect Fertility!

 

 

Top 9 Things that affect fertility: Here is a quick review of the 9 causes of infertility!! Listen to our podcast for more details around each of these topics! 

 

Get your free preparing for pregnancy download here! 

 

Irregular or absent menstrual cycle: a “normal” menstrual cycle is 21-35 days.  There are many things that can affect your hormones that control both ovulation and your uterine lining.  We will discuss many of these in today's podcast!! Anything that affects ovulation or your uterine lining can affect your ability to get pregnant.  

 

Ovarian reserve is a very important piece of the puzzle.  Women are born with all of the eggs we will ever have, and they decrease with time, not only because they are released, but they also degrade over time.  



Age: Women in their late 30s are approximately 40 percent less fertile than women in their early 20s and this is primarily because advancing...

Continue Reading...
Close

Birth Plan

Check out your free birth plan template here!