Virtual Bra Sizing!

With or without COVID, life goes on. Folks keep having babies. Mothers still choose to breastfeed those babies. Mothers still want nursing bras. But how do you get a well-fitted nursing bra in times to social isolation and physical distancing? Well, you could follow the instructions on the Bravado website . But right now, we can’t…

To our Valued Childbirth Class Participants

Dear Parents-to-be Welcome to the brave new world of online childbirth and parenting classes! The Mothering Touch childbirth educators and I have been working very hard to create new materials and effective activities which work with this new platform. And we are continuing to provide evidence-based, up-to-date, locally informed, interactive, live, personal (and fun!) classes.…

Look at us in People Magazine!

Look at Mothering Touch being mentioned in People Magazine as one of the hot spots on Vancouver Island, in a list of places Harry and Meghan might like to frequent, as they settle in here. How exciting! You can be sure though, that if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped in to Baby Group,…

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Becoming a Doula

What are your plans for this year? Are you up for learning something new? Developing some new skills? Starting a new career? Finding a new passion? Why not take a Birth Doula Workshop? What is a Birth Doula? A Birth Doula is a person who accompanies pregnant families through late pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. The…

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How to bottle-feed a baby – Paced Bottle-Feeding

Whether we are exclusively bottle-feeding, breastfeeding-with-occasional-bottles, or doing-half-and-half, it makes sense to feed the baby in the most physiologic, relaxing, pleasant way possible, which helps parent and baby develop a comfortable attachment. This process is sometimes called Paced Bottle Feeding. It involves mimicking the flow that the baby might get at the breast, and allowing…

Pay it Forward

I find myself having to do something I always dread. I have to raise our prices. I always resist doing this – so years go by and our prices stay fixed. I really wanted to keep our Childbirth Classes, especially, affordable, because I know most expectant parents don’t have a lot of spare cash. But…

Why do I Doula?

Have you ever considered becoming a Postpartum Doula? AJ Hadfield, our friend, Postpartum Doula and Doula Trainer has written a guest blog post explaining her love for her job. We have a Postpartum Doula Training happening here at Mothering Touch with AJ in June.   My name is AJ Hadfield and I am a postpartum…

Supporting the family – body and mind

At Mothering Touch, we try to support families throughout pregnancy and the first years of parenting on all levels, in all dimensions. As part of that quest, we have two practitioners working in our new Treatment Room, listening to and counselling families, helping keep healthy minds in healthy bodies. Jenny Jackson, Registered Dietitian, has a particular…

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