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Mother's Touch Doula and Family Care Calm and compassionate certified doula who empowers new parents to birth gently in a safe and caring environment to begin their new family with positivity.
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I am here to support you through the birth process. Employing various comfort techniques, I can help provide a serene and empowering experience for you and your family. I can provide assistance on developing a birth plan before the birth and help you to advocate for your needs. My services include a complimentary consultation, 2 prenatal visits, full time support through your labour and at least

one post partum visit. I can also provide non professional photography of the birth and a simple birth journal. I am non judgemental and unbiased and can assist at both hospital and home births.

26/11/2023

This is ínane! I'm not going to make love to you just so you'll go into labor..

22/11/2023

Register Today!

Dr. Joelle is back with more Tummy Time classes! On December 4 or January 30, learn about the benefits of Tummy Time and how you can do Tummy Time with your little one to benefit their development!

Call 403-347-3261 to register today!

These guys are so good! Please consider booking an appointment.
17/11/2023

These guys are so good! Please consider booking an appointment.

Although you may start to feel like you are ready to exercise remember that your body needs 6-8 weeks to complete the initial healing. We can provide advice on healing well. Core and pelvic floor rehabilitation, specific abdominal exercises and recommendations on appropriate return to exercise and impact activities. Give us a call to book a postpartum assessment.

03/11/2023

A filled water bottle is an act of true love.

Mother Nourish Nurture 💓

03/11/2023

We want you to have a positive birth experience and fourth trimester. If you are pregnant with your first or even your sixth👶we can help you prepare your body as well as offer education for labor and delivery strategies and what what to expect for the first several weeks postpartum. Give us a call if you have questions or would like to book.

Physical activity is important during pregnancy. See this guide for the types of exercises that may be best.
19/11/2022

Physical activity is important during pregnancy. See this guide for the types of exercises that may be best.

We need to start looking at this.
19/11/2022

We need to start looking at this.

Hooray!!! The WHO now recommends skin to skin after birth for all premature and low birth weight babies.

And let’s not leave out all the term babies too!!!

The Nurture Revolution has big implications in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU. We have a big task to add nurture to the NICU and there is excellent research that shows it’s safe, healthier and possible.

Dr Nils Bergman has done important work to advocate for zero separation between parents and baby at birth and this includes the NICU. Babies in the NICU can safely be skin to skin at all times with their parents and with other caregivers.

When babies in the NICU are skin to skin all of their outcomes are better. Above all the sensory signals they receive from caregivers gives their brain safety signals. All of their physiological systems are better regulated including healthy sleep architecture that’s necessary for neurodevelopment, stress, breathing, heart beat, temperature regulation, feeding and weight gain.

When parents in the NICU hold their baby skin to skin their brain changes, their parenting is enhanced, their mental health benefits and their outcomes are better.

WE NEED HOSPITALS TO CHANGE TO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. Hopefully the new WHO recommendations will have an impact!

There are NICUs that help parents have zero separation from their babies and facilitate skin to skin. There are NICUs where parents have their own room to stay with their baby. Where there is medical attention for mothers / birthing parents who have postpartum health concerns. We need all NICUs to be this way.

A powerful way to create change is to demand nurture in the NICU from our healthcare systems. They already have the evidence and direction they need to make the changes.

Here is a free resource to nurture in the NICU! It applies to term babies too. If you’re pregnant or know a pregnant family please check it out and print it for the hospital.

https://www.nurture-neuroscience.com/freebie

Yes, this!
09/11/2022

Yes, this!

It’s okay to love work more than motherhood. Period.

I love my work. I love writing. I love speaking. I love being a therapist. I love being on the road making magic with other powerhouse women. 🥰I love the challenge. I love the respect I get and the competence I feel. I even love all the heartbreak and self-doubt. You know what I don’t love as much? Motherhood. Blasphemous. I know.

All I can ever remember knowing to be true as a little girl was that I wanted to be a mom. My expectation was that I’d love it as much as I thought I was supposed to. Turns out, without question, I love my children more than anything on this planet (including, if I had to choose, my personal husband). I think it’s vital that we have women (and those who identify as women) at the table. We need an emotional language. 🙏We need voices who are better versed in empathy to lead, to mentor, and to transform archaic cultures – so we better start talking about how women can actually be allowed to love their work and motherhood. In that order.

I’ll continue this thought on the blog...for any parties interested, head over now!💕

https://www.drjodycarrington.com/its-okay-to-love-work-more-than-motherhood-period/

I'm hoping to be there. This is going to be  great!
09/11/2022

I'm hoping to be there. This is going to be great!

Are you expecting or know someone who is? This is for you!
From Womb to World: Healing and wholeness for the 4th trimester. November 15 at 6:30pm
Join Cara, Nicole, and Karrie for this workshop to help equip you with what you need to know as you head into your 4th trimester. We will be talking about all things breastfeeding, mental health and pelvic health. Head to our website for more info and to register.

24/10/2022

Here are some bucks to be given away for the show!

24/10/2022

Red deer doula association will be at Rock Your Bump this coming Saturday. Bring the whole family!

I am of the generation that believed discipline was necessary. I no longer believe this. This article lays out my new ph...
24/10/2022

I am of the generation that believed discipline was necessary. I no longer believe this. This article lays out my new philosophy very well. It doesn't mean you don't have boundaries. It's more a matter of how you understand and react to the behavior.

Research shows that punishing and shaming kids for negative behavior creates doesn't work. Here's what to do instead. Category : Parenting, Child, Child Learn & Play, Toddler, Toddler Learn & Play

Why do we beat ourselves up about this? I no longer ever ask 'does your baby sleep through the night'? This is not helpf...
21/10/2022

Why do we beat ourselves up about this? I no longer ever ask 'does your baby sleep through the night'? This is not helpful as it makes mamas believe that is what a 'good' baby does.

If we aren’t suppose to feed our babies at night then why is prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production, highest at night? If we aren’t suppose to feed our babies at night then why does our milk have a higher fat content at night? If we aren’t suppose to feed our babies at night then why does our milk contain hormones and other properties that are specific or increased at nighttime that are necessary for a baby's function and development? If we aren’t suppose to feed our babies at night then why does breastmilk at night contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps babies make melatonin which helps babies develop their circadian rhythm which gives babies the ability to distinguish day from night (which babies are born without)?

Think about that. Your nighttime milk helps your baby recognize the difference between day and night which could help your baby sleep better and more “scheduled.” Isn’t that the reason they tell mothers to stop feeding their babies at night, so they can sleep better and more “scheduled?”

I think the question we should be asking is… if our milk is so obviously designed this way, then why are mothers constantly being told to stop feeding their babies at night?

Follow Milkitivity on Instagram ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/milkitivity_/

Hope to see you there! A great tradeshow for new parents/about to become parents!
20/10/2022

Hope to see you there! A great tradeshow for new parents/about to become parents!

Red Deer Doula Association is a Non-Profit organization made up of independently run doula businesses, providing individuals and families in the community with information about doulas and their services, as well as connecting pregnant people with local and online resources.

Well isn't this just lovely! Good for her.
09/09/2022

Well isn't this just lovely! Good for her.

The Queen helped Princess Diana and Kate Middleton to breastfeed their children by rebelling when she became a mother to start a brand new tradition.

Childbirth education classes in Olds. Highly recommended!
09/09/2022

Childbirth education classes in Olds. Highly recommended!

It’s not too late to sign up for childbirth education classes in Olds. We still have 2 spots available.

03/09/2022
Well isn't this lovely!
03/09/2022

Well isn't this lovely!

YAH for new midwives!
30/08/2022

YAH for new midwives!

We are Looking forward to having Kim join Kylie and Nicole on Team 1 this fall!

"Hi all! My name is Kim Waldner and I am in my third year at Mount Royal University’s Bachelor of Midwifery Program. I am originally from Coronation, Alberta but now reside in Stettler, Alberta with my husband Jon and our three children. We live on an acreage with chickens, alpacas and cows and love living the rural lifestyle.

Midwifery truly called to me after the birth of my first baby and I have been pursuing a career in midwifery ever since. The midwifery model of care empowers the pregnant person and promotes the normalcy of birth, both of which greatly align with my values. I believe in providing clients with evidence-based research and encouraging client autonomy throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. I hope to have the privilege of providing midwifery care to more rural communities once I complete my degree.

I am excited to be joining Nicole and Kylie at West Country Midwives in the fall and look forward to taking part in your pregnancy journey."

A great article on safe cosleeping.
30/08/2022

A great article on safe cosleeping.

Well said and what a perfect analogy. Becoming a parent is such an incredible life change and transformation. We don't g...
26/08/2022

Well said and what a perfect analogy. Becoming a parent is such an incredible life change and transformation. We don't give it enough space and respect.

A great message!
06/08/2022

A great message!

🤱🏻 Here are a few fast facts:

1) your milk doesn't come in the moment the baby comes out it is a process it takes time! You start with colostrum which can last for a few days before your milk ”comes in”

2) your newborn is going to feed A LOT it's not because you're not making enough but because their bellies are tiny and can only hold a small amount at a time. They need to replenish often! This also allows your body to learn your baby and exactly how much they need.

3) The amount you produce is based on the amount your baby feeds. Your supply increases based on the demand.

4) It isn't going to be easy (and if you're lucky and it is that's awesome!) but it usually isn't. It is a learning process for you and your baby. It takes time (like weeks or even months)

5) find your support network whether that is a doula, lactation consultant, or the Breastfeeding Support Clinics at your local hospital or all of the above!

Breastfeeding is successful when you feel supported

So can we please stop being so hard on ourselves and each other.

Breastfeeding is only successful if there is adequate support around!

www.sparrowdoulaservices.com

📷:https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/health-promotion/childhood-adolescence/stages-childhood/infancy-birth-two-years/valuable-tips-successful-breastfeeding-eng.pdf

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06/08/2022

Popular ways to care for babies - don’t hold them too much, teach them not to need you, don’t pay attention to all cries, shut the door at night and don’t go back until the morning - they all come from these doctors Dr Holt, Spock, Ferber, Weissbluth and Buckham.

Their advice objectifies babies and treats them as something inconvenient to manage. Takes away babies basic human rights. It’s advise one would never apply to any other human being with a voice.

You have the right to informed choice and deserve to know the source of baby care practices.

You never need to do any of the practices that come from these doctors. Please don’t.

Who are the ancestors, family and friends that make you feel seen, understood and cared for? These people are the source of nurturing baby care practices.

You are the expert on your baby. Your new parent brain is built to hear cries and respond to all of them. Tune in to baby’s unique cues for hunger, tiredness and stress. Empathize with your baby.

You are the expert on treating your baby as a beautiful new human being, with human rights. Just like you would any human of any age with a voice.

Check out my free resource to explore your emotions and needs - to help you nurture yourself and your baby

https://www.nurture-neuroscience.com/inquiry

Absolutely 💯
23/07/2022

Absolutely 💯

| Caesarean is the only surgery where seven layers of tissue are opened and the mother is expected to stand up six hours later, taking responsibility for one more person, not to mention the intense uterus contractions, product of the Stimulation of mammary glands, release of oxytocin... etc.
If you're a mother via , you're stronger than you think. Be proud of yourself. ❤️

Having come from a different generation, I did not sleep train my kids. Maybe cause my husband and I were easy sleepers,...
13/07/2022

Having come from a different generation, I did not sleep train my kids. Maybe cause my husband and I were easy sleepers, it just happened for them too. Certainly some tough nights but we did the night routines and it just seemed to work. Unless they were overtired and then it was a mess.

The BIGGEST and scariest myth out there!!! It is a lie!!! It harms parents and babies. All families have the right to informed choice for infant sleep. Not to be scared into choices they are not comfortable with. Share this myth to help some new babies and their parents 💜🧠💜

11/07/2022

Doulas make an impact!

In so many ways.

07/07/2022

Guidelines in Canada (specifically British Columbia), United Kingdom and Australia are updating their guidelines to teach parents how to bedshare and cosleep as safely as possible because it is a biologically normal behavior for baby-parent dyads. Our modern bedrooms are not built for infant sleep safety which is why we need to know these guidelines. Check my highlight “Safe Sleep” on Instagram for links to these sources. 💜🫶🧠🫶💜

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