Pregnancy

From the first ultrasound to the delivery and everything in between!

Fun And Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Fun And Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Now before anyone gets too excited, nope neither Kate or Erin have any Pregnancy announcements to make! We just wanted to remember the fun ways we shared our news in the past and share some fun ideas. Are you expecting? With three kids Kate has had her fair share of...

Dressed to Deliver Birthing Gown Review

Dressed to Deliver Birthing Gown Review

I don't know anyone who actually likes a hospital gown.  The suboptimal coverage, worry about the ties coming undone, and one size does not fit all.  I knew that a hospital gown was not something I wanted to labour and deliver in, I wanted to feel comfortable not self...

21+ Maternity Halloween Shirts for Pregnant Moms

21+ Maternity Halloween Shirts for Pregnant Moms

Halloween is such a fun holiday - decorating the house, getting dressed up, fun Halloween Treats... what is there not to love?  In our house Halloween is an "all-in" holiday where we decorate inside and out.  Everyone has a costume, and while it is easy to find...

Tips for Keeping Pregnancy Weight Gain Under Control

Tips for Keeping Pregnancy Weight Gain Under Control

  Finding out you are pregnant is an exciting time.  But with that excitement comes the realization that you body is not longer solely yours.  You body goes through some big changes when you are growing a little person inside of you.  One of the biggest concerns...

Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

Enduring a pregnancy during the summer can be tough on the body and soul. It’s hot, and stick, and hot.  Did I say hot?  You’re using up a ton of energy growing that baby inside of you, who feels like a little furnace that is blasting out as much heat as possible....

Setting up Nursery – Doing it Yourself

Setting up Nursery – Doing it Yourself

Congratulations on your bundle of joy!  There are many things to think of when preparing for a baby, but one of the most exciting can be designing the nursery.  When I found out I was pregnant with our first, I immediately started thinking about nursery design.  I...

Tips for Pre-Pregnancy Planning

Tips for Pre-Pregnancy Planning

Growing up who talked to you about fertility?  And I am not talking about sex ed naming of body parts or the mechanics of getting a sperm and egg together.  Who talked to you about factors that affect fertility, rates of infertility, and how easy (or not) it may be to...

What is the Difference between a Midwife and Doula?

What is the Difference between a Midwife and Doula?

What is the difference between a midwife and a doula? This is a question I get asked often when people hear that I had a Midwife AND a Doula at the births of Little Bear and Baby Roo.  When you are expecting a baby there are lots of choices to be made along the way,...

Do You Really Need a Doula: What is a Doula

Do You Really Need a Doula: What is a Doula

  Many parents are now reaping the benefits of hiring a doula. However, someone new to the world of doulas may not fully understand how they may be able to help you throughout your pregnancy, labour, and after the baby arrives. In order to maximize your...

Celebrating “Bonus Days” of Pregnancy #preemie #preemiemom

Celebrating “Bonus Days” of Pregnancy #preemie #preemiemom

Last week I reached a milestone that I have been counting down to from the time I found out I was pregnant.  33 weeks.  Why is reaching my 33rd week of pregnancy significant?  Because for me that is when I start celebrating my “Bonus Days” of pregnancy.  With my first...