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Strength can come from all sort of places, in birth often we have to dig deep to find it ... but it's always there. Let ...
12/06/2024

Strength can come from all sort of places, in birth often we have to dig deep to find it ... but it's always there. Let MACFE doulas help you find your strength!

Childbirth is not without its challenges, but it is surely one of life's most rewarding events. Let MACFE help you throu...
09/06/2024

Childbirth is not without its challenges, but it is surely one of life's most rewarding events. Let MACFE help you through those challenges, one breath at a time.

If you are wanting the unconditional assistance of a professional birth doula for your birth, let that be us! MACFE is n...
06/06/2024

If you are wanting the unconditional assistance of a professional birth doula for your birth, let that be us! MACFE is not only non profit, but we are the oldest doula organization in Winnipeg! We'd love to support your birth!

Have you ever wondered what our amazing MACFE doulas do? Here are some basics, but we do way more! Check out our website...
03/06/2024

Have you ever wondered what our amazing MACFE doulas do? Here are some basics, but we do way more! Check out our website for more information!

Even at the most difficult bend in the road there is strength. Sometimes you have to dig deep, but that strength is alwa...
27/05/2024

Even at the most difficult bend in the road there is strength. Sometimes you have to dig deep, but that strength is always there. Even when you feel you cannot, you can. You and your baby know the way! Let MACFE help you find your strength!

There are no clear strategies forcomplete prevention of Preeclampsia.Healthy pregnancy practices:•Maintain healthy diet•...
22/05/2024

There are no clear strategies for
complete prevention of Preeclampsia.
Healthy pregnancy practices:
•Maintain healthy diet
•Attend all prenatal visits
•Listen to your body

Many many symptoms are
common complaints in pregnancy.
It can be difficult to know when to
call your doctor. Take immediate
action if you have a severe
headache, blurred vision, severe
pain in abdomen, or severe
shortness of breath. Other symptoms:

~ ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE ABOVE 140/90
~ EXCESS PROTEIN IN URINE
~ SEVERE HEADACHES
~ CHANGE IN VISION
~ BLURRED VISION OR LIGHT SENSITIVE
~ UPPER RIGHT ABDOMINAL PAIN
~ NAUSEA OR VOMITING
~ DECREASED URINE OUTPUT
~ SHORTNESS OF BREATH
~ SUDDEN WEIGHT GAIN
~ SWELLING IN FACE, ESPECIALLY
NEAR THE EYES

Birth affirmations are designed to change your mindset and help you maintain a positive outlook or mood regarding the bi...
20/05/2024

Birth affirmations are designed to change your mindset and help you maintain a positive outlook or mood regarding the birth process. Which sayings or statements helped you through birth?

Every birth is individual and often comes with challenges. Surrounding yourself with a strong birth support team can mak...
16/05/2024

Every birth is individual and often comes with challenges. Surrounding yourself with a strong birth support team can make ALL the difference! Drop us a line to find out how MACFE can help!

Join us June 22nd or July 13th for our next Prenatal classes! Sign up online at manitobachildbirth.com• Learn the signs ...
15/05/2024

Join us June 22nd or July 13th for our next Prenatal classes! Sign up online at manitobachildbirth.com
• Learn the signs and stages of labour.
• The processes of labour and birth.
• Creating a comfortable birth space.
• How to trust and follow your body’s cues.
• Comfort measures for pain management ~ relaxation, breath awareness, massage, emotional support.
• The partner’s role.
• Medication options for pain control.
• Common medical procedures.
• Birth plans, and SO MUCH MORE!

April is for raising awareness of caesarean abdominal births, and the fact that whether it is planned or unplanned, it i...
28/04/2024

April is for raising awareness of caesarean abdominal births, and the fact that whether it is planned or unplanned, it is a way of birthing a baby and an option that we have. The most important thing is we are using evidence based information to make our decisions, and feel supported in what we feel is best for ourselves and baby. 💜

The Manitoba Association of Childbirth and Family Education AGM was last night and we'd like to welcome our 2024 board m...
19/04/2024

The Manitoba Association of Childbirth and Family Education AGM was last night and we'd like to welcome our 2024 board members! It's the time and dedication of these fine folks that move our community forward. These board members bring experience, passion, and vision to guide MACFE into the future. They share a deep commitment to families and the transformative power of unconditional support. They reflect a rich tapestry of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to keep the birth world connected to support local families!

There is no better way to be supported during childbirth than a trained professional who provides continuous physical, e...
13/04/2024

There is no better way to be supported during childbirth than a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to their client before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

This could be fun and interesting! Who wants to play? Telling your birth story with Emojis sounds like a really great id...
11/04/2024

This could be fun and interesting! Who wants to play? Telling your birth story with Emojis sounds like a really great idea, please feel free to add your EMOJI birth story below!

Join us April 13th or May 4th for our next Prenatal classes! Sign up online at manitobachildbirth.com• Learn the signs a...
10/04/2024

Join us April 13th or May 4th for our next Prenatal classes! Sign up online at manitobachildbirth.com
• Learn the signs and stages of labour.
• The processes of labour and birth.
• Creating a comfortable birth space.
• How to trust and follow your body’s cues.
• Comfort measures for pain management ~ relaxation, breath awareness, massage, emotional support.
• The partner’s role.
• Medication options for pain control.
• Common medical procedures.
• Birth plans, and SO MUCH MORE!

Happy World Health Day from MACFE! Healthy mom generally means a healthy baby! The best way to take care of your baby, i...
07/04/2024

Happy World Health Day from MACFE! Healthy mom generally means a healthy baby! The best way to take care of your baby, is to take care of yourself! The best support you can give yourself during pregnancy is a doula, and MACFE happens to have some! Drop us a line or give us a call anytime to chat about how we can support you!

Happy National Caregivers Day. As Doulas we provide support and care to all our clients. When the going gets tough, we w...
04/04/2024

Happy National Caregivers Day. As Doulas we provide support and care to all our clients. When the going gets tough, we work even harder to care for our clients in the way they need. Let us support you! ❤

When we talk about dilation sometimes it's hard to visualize. These awesome charts can really help us understand the cha...
30/03/2024

When we talk about dilation sometimes it's hard to visualize. These awesome charts can really help us understand the changes our cervix is going through. It's also a reminder of how amazing our bodies are, and how incredible birth is! Speaking of incredible, we have amazing MACFE doulas ready to support you each step of the way too!

Positive birth affirmations can make all the difference through the difficult challenges of labour. Verbal, written, men...
26/03/2024

Positive birth affirmations can make all the difference through the difficult challenges of labour. Verbal, written, mental are ways we can relay these messages. MACFE doulas can help remind you how strong you are, and how far you've come each step of the way. Let us be your birth guide with positive birth affirmations!

The purpose of World Doula Week is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the health of birthing and postpartum...
22/03/2024

The purpose of World Doula Week is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the health of birthing and postpartum through support! Join us in celebrating our amazing MACFE doulas! 💜

DOULA: A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to their client befo...
18/03/2024

DOULA: A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to their client before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

Join us March 23rd or April 13th for our next Prenatal classes! Sign up online at manitobachildbirth.com• Learn the sign...
14/03/2024

Join us March 23rd or April 13th for our next Prenatal classes! Sign up online at manitobachildbirth.com
• Learn the signs and stages of labour.
• The processes of labour and birth.
• Creating a comfortable birth space.
• How to trust and follow your body’s cues.
• Comfort measures for pain management ~ relaxation, breath awareness, massage, emotional support.
• The partner’s role.
• Medication options for pain control.
• Common medical procedures.
• Birth plans, and SO MUCH MORE!

Happy International Women's Day from MACFE! On this global day, we celebrate the historical, cultural, and political ach...
07/03/2024

Happy International Women's Day from MACFE! On this global day, we celebrate the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women.

That's right it's NEVER too late! Of course, hiring one early gets you more months of support, but the biggest benefit i...
03/03/2024

That's right it's NEVER too late! Of course, hiring one early gets you more months of support, but the biggest benefit is always the actual day of birth! If you've been thinking about it, just do it! You will not regret it, MACFE would love to support you!! 💜

MACFE supported a beautiful birth at St Boniface hospital this week! We are SO excited to be back supporting in person t...
22/02/2024

MACFE supported a beautiful birth at St Boniface hospital this week! We are SO excited to be back supporting in person these days! 💜

If you are wanting the unconditional assistance of a birth professional for your birth, let that be us! MACFE is not onl...
18/02/2024

If you are wanting the unconditional assistance of a birth professional for your birth, let that be us! MACFE is not only non profit, but we are the oldest doula organization in Winnipeg! We'd love to support your birth!

💘 Happy Valentines Day! Self love is so important! How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. Love yours...
14/02/2024

💘 Happy Valentines Day! Self love is so important! How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. Love yourself by letting MACFE love you too, because you deserve it! 💘

Trust is a big part of birth. Trusting the natural process, trusting your birth support team, trusting yourself, trustin...
11/02/2024

Trust is a big part of birth. Trusting the natural process, trusting your birth support team, trusting yourself, trusting your partner, trusting birth. If you want somebody to trust in, we're here for you.

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