What is a doula and how can they help me?

A doula is a birth companion who has had training in assisting women when they are pregnant, birthing and after they’ve had their baby.  A doula is also an advocate for the birthing mother and her partner and acts as a mediator or ‘go-between’ the expectant parents and their maternity care providers.

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Paced Bottle Feeding

Paced bottle feeding has become the new kid on the block when it comes to bottle feeding. And just when we thought there wasn’t much to holding a baby’s bottle when they feed, paced feeding advocates say that it’s worthwhile reconsidering that approach.
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Why a birth plan can be helpful

Birth plans help expectant parents to have a sense of control over the way their baby is born.  They also assist maternity care providers to understand more clearly what is important to a mother when she’s in labour and birthing her baby.  While birth plans are not compulsory it can be helpful to have one written up well before a baby’s due date. 
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Choosing where to give birth to your baby

You have lots of choices about where to have your baby and deciding what’s right for you. Like making any other decision,  there are many factors which need to be considered - personal choice, your health during pregnancy, how your baby is growing, previous birth experiences and your budget.   

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