Triple Feeding

Here is a made-up, but very typical, case-study. Jo and her partner Sky had their baby a couple of weeks early, by cesarean. Because of the cesarean, Jo’s milk took a few days to “come in”. It’s very common, after the extra stress of surgery, for the body to take a little extra time to…

Prenatal Childbirth Preparation for Doctors' Patients

Is a Prenatal Class about Childbirth or about Babies?

This term we use – Prenatal Class – is confusing, isn’t it? Some parents-to-be are fascinated by, or worried about labour and birth and are wanting to spend a lot of time talking about it. They come to our 12-hour, six-week Childbirth Preparation classes and are happy to spend most of the time on labour…

Childbirth Preparation

"We wanted to say again how much we enjoyed our Wednesday night classes and really looked forward to them each week.  They (and you) were so informative, insightful and helpful.  The relaxed setting made us feel like we could ask and talk about anything with you and the group." ~ Caley & Sean

The Challenges of Motherhood

Last Friday, in the context of the "Mommy-Boost Month" organized by Elements of Health, I met with a lovely group of ten mothers and mothers-to-be to discuss "The Challenges of Motherhood".  One mother was still pregnant, most had babies under 6 months and the most experience mother there had a school-aged child and a toddler.…

My First OFFICIAL Blog Post

Well, of course, I have been blogging for years: writing short essays for my website on topics that I hoped would be useful to my clients and my colleagues.  But now Mothering Touch has an actual Official Blog.  This is a little intimidating.  And yet, so much happens here every day of the week, I…

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