Midwifery Clinics in Hamilton
If you are considering having a midwife care for you during your pregnancy and attend your birth, there are three clinics in Hamilton to serve your needs. Call them as soon as you can, though; midwives are in very high demand and waiting till you are 3 or 4 months old to find a midwife may be too late. You might want to call a midwifery clinic before you call your partner or your family to share...
Fertility: Foods You Should Be Eating To Conceive
We must attempt to tell the whole truth about birth, the truth that includes the...– Cheri van Hoover
Who Hires A Doula In Hamilton?!
Fitness Instructor Electrician School Teacher Musician Commercial Airline Pilot Statistical Analyst University Professor Event Planner Bartender PHD Candidate Baker Filmmaker Factory Worker Office Manager Health Analyst Computer Programmer Administrator Journalist Pastor Cook Business Owner Nurse Communications Director Lots of different people hire doulas in Hamilton....
Childbirth provided… the thrill of peeking over the primal edge of...– Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher
Workshop Alert: Comfort Measures for Labour
Hamilton Doula Group is hosting a great workshop in November to help you get ready for birthing you baby! Taught to you by two doulas and experienced mamas. Whether you are planning an epidural, an unmedicated birth or you are unsure, this hands-on class will teach strategies for relaxation and non-pharmacological pain relief, and how partners can help support the birthing woman. Discover what...
Focus on what you can do, then do it with all your heart.– Lois Wilson
Workshop Alert: Baby and Me
Hamilton Doula Group is hosting a fantastic workshop in December all about what happens AFTER you have a baby! Sign up now to get yourself ready to bring home your baby. We’ll be talking about what’s normal and what’s not: baby feeding, soothing, caring and sleeping. We’ll also share tips and tricks for getting more rest and strengthening your relationship. Baby and Me –...
Tips for New Parents: Poop
Meconium is the name of the stuff your baby will poop out shortly after birth. Rarely, some babies have their first poop during birth and when this happens your baby will be closely monitored to make sure it doesn’t present any problems. Most of the time, though, your baby will begin pooping out meconium within a few hours of birth. It is a colour green so deep it appears black. It is...
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn...– John Wooden
Birth Registration and Birth Certificates →
Back when I had my babies, you had to remember, in the weeks after your baby was born, to go to City Hall and pay for a birth registration application. If your baby needed special care after birth or you had breastfeeding or mothering challenges that required lots of focus, remembering to submit the appropriate paperwork at City Hall may very well have completely slipped your mind. In this era of...
Treating Pregnancy Pain
During pregnancy, it’s common to experience pain in your back, in your hips and in your pubic bone. Usually not all at once! The back pain is usually in the lower back. Pregnant women experience more sacral pain, sciatica and general muscle tenderness than usual. If chiropractics and massage therapy aren’t working for you, you can consider working with an Osteopath. Recently a client told me...
Aside from new babies, new mothers must be the most beautiful creatures on...– Terri Guillemets
Picking Prenatal Care - Family Practitioners
There are a number of prenatal care options available to women in Hamilton. Midwives Obstetricians (aka: OBs) Family Practitioners General Practitioners & Obstetricians in tandem Each of these options is slightly different but knowing which one you want to use is a very important decision to make and one you may need to make almost as soon as the lines show up on the stick. FPs The...
Groaning Cake →
When you think of birthing, what comes to mind? Is the a sweating, flushed woman with a look of mild terror on her face screaming out in pain? Is it a swollen woman in a hospital gown with wires coming out of her? It’s OK, most people think the same thing. What if when you thought about birth you imagined a woman in a kitchen quietly stirring a bowl of batter? Every 5 minutes or so she...
Are you looking for deliciously cute baby and children’s clothes? Do you have a some very special baby and children’s clothes that are still in amazing shape? Little Bird is your solution! Little Bird is a consignment boutique in Hamilton that specializes in high quality, nearly new clothes. When they sell your items, you get 40% of the final price. Check out their website for...
New Moms Pop Placenta Pills →
Have you ever heard of eating your placenta? I know: ew! That’s what most people say. What if the placenta looked like any other vitamin supplement? What if they made you feel awesome and helped you have more breastmilk? Yup, I know: not so awful sounding now. If you are intrigued and want to know more, check out this article The Toronto Star. The coolest thing: I’m in the article!...
The human body is not broken by default.– Angelo Coppola
Picking Prenatal Care - OBs
There are a number of prenatal care options available to women in Hamilton. Midwives Obstetricians (aka: OBs) Family Practitioners General Practioners & Obstetricians in tandem Each of these options is slightly different but knowing which one you want to use is a very important decision to make and one you may need to make almost as soon as the lines show up on the stick. OBs Most...
The 7 Secrets of Being A Home Birth Dad →
If you have been thinking about the possibility of having a home birth, and then mentioned it to your partner only to have him come up with a dozen reasons why it’s not a great idea, you should send him this story. It’s written by a husband after he and his wife had a home birth and it lists the reasons (seven of them, in fact) why a home birth is a great idea.
When you have come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step...– Patrick Overter
Hamilton Moms Forum →
If you are looking to connect with other women during pregnancy or if you are a mom and you want to connect with other local moms online, check out the Hamilton Moms Forum.
Picking Prenatal Care - Midwives
There are a number of prenatal care options available to women in Hamilton. Midwives Obstetricians Family Practitioners General Practioners & Obstetricians in tandem Each of these options is slightly different but knowing which one you want to use is a very important decision to make and one you may need to make almost as soon as the lines show up on the stick. Midwives I’ll be...
There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask...– Sheryl Feldman
Hamilton Baby and Toddler Expo →
The Hamilton Baby and Toddler Expo is on this weekend, April 30 and May 1 at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Admission is only $5. Are you going?
Welcome To Birth In The Hammer
When I was pregnant with my first son, I had no idea what my options were. How do you get a midwife? Did I need an OB? What’s a doula? Where the heck can I buy maternity clothes? And that was just the tip of the iceberg. Many years later I’m much wiser, but I’m still learning. I’m hoping that Birth In The Hammer will help you figure out what you need to know while you are...