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Today we are exploring how we can be more sustainable and make less of an impact on our environment, reducing our carbon footprint whilst making sure our babies have the cleanest and most comfortable bottoms!! ...

It is common for women to report that alcohol has been consumed in the very early days of pregnancy before the woman even realises she is pregnant...

Am I in labour?? The million-dollar question on every expecting Mom's mind....

A goodnight’s sleep is key to feeling and looking good during pregnancy. While you sleep your body delivers fluid to organs and tissues that need replenishing...

Tylenol, otherwise known as paracetamol or acetaminophen, is a common over-the-counter pain medication that is generally safe to take during pregnancy...

We often get asked how to naturally encourage labor to begin and while we understand to meet your little one, they'll make their appearance when they're ready....

Tylenol, otherwise known as paracetamol or acetaminophen, is a common over-the-counter pain medication that is generally safe to take during pregnancy...

Today we are exploring how we can be more sustainable and make less of an impact on our environment, reducing our carbon footprint whilst making sure our babies have the cleanest and most comfortable bottoms!! ...

Why is it important? Your baby’s immune system isn’t strong enough to fight off some infections. Milk is also a very good breeding ground for bacteria, which can make your baby sick. Cleaning and sterilizing all bottle-feeding equipment reduces your baby’s chances of getting sick.......

Colic is a severe, often fluctuating pain in your baby’s abdomen and it affects anywhere between 10%-40% of babies around the world....

Massaging the 4 quadrants of the breast can serve as a way to stimulate lactation in the 3rd trimester. This type of stimulation would typically begin after 36 weeks gestation provided you have gotten the OK from your obstetric provider to do so. ...

Don’t worry if you can’t feed instantly, it is new for both you and your baby so sometimes it can take a little while to master!...

2021 has been a roller coaster of a year for The Baby Academy in which we helped over 500,000 families as they began their journey into parenthood and we can't wait to see that number grow....

Hydration is an essential component of your health during pregnancy. Your body is adapting to pregnancy, where among the huge range of changes occurring...

Screens are ubiquitous in our modern world. Indeed, a new report conducted by eMarketer found that US adults average almost 8 hours on digital devices per day. But should our little ones be doing the same?...

Two bites of an apple here, half a slice of toast there, a handful of Corn Flakes between meals. Sound familiar?...

Breastfeeding can be magical, empowering, & gratifying all at the same time. It affords the newborn invaluable benefits & offers an intimate bonding experience....

Vaginal tears also called perineal lacerations or tears occur when the baby's head is coming through the vaginal opening and it is either too large for the vagina to stretch around or it is a normal size but the vagina doesn't stretch easily. These tears are classified in degrees:...

Preparing for your new little one involves many things. You need to prep your home and car, purchase clothing and gear for the baby, stock your house with baby essentials, and so much more...

You may be anxious for your baby to turn head down to avoid an ECV (external cephalic version) or a C-Section, we have made a list of the most effective methods of encouraging your baby to flip!...

After 9 months of refraining from alcohol, I’m sure one of your top questions regarding breastfeeding is whether this fast must continue or whether you can finally enjoy a glass of wine...

Melatonin is quickly becoming the go-to supplement for people who want to sleep better. However, research is unclear about whether melatonin is actually safe to take while pregnant. Your body produces its own melatonin all the time- it’s what keeps your body clock on a......

As we are heading into summer, one of the common questions we get asked is if you need to give your babies additional water to keep them hydrated during the warmer months....

Swaddling is a practice that has been used since ancient times to replicate the comfort & safety of the womb....

Did you know that the more active and fit you are during your pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape as your baby grows, fit women labour easier too and naturally bounce back that bit quicker after baby is born....

Allison began her midwifery career almost a decade ago after previously working as a registered nurse at one of the nation’s largest maternity hospitals for 4 years....

Cris has been a practicing Nurse Midwife for 28 years and a busy mom of 4 children! She has delivered well over a thousand babies during her career....

Meet Dr. Elle, one of The Baby Academy's Certified Midwives and Childbirth Class Instructors. Dr. Elle is an American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)....

Emily has been practicing as a full-scope certified nurse-midwife for over a decade having earned her master’s in midwifery from.....

Emily has been working with moms and babies since 2003. She started her work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an RN....

Having obtained her Masters in Nursing, CNM and WHNP certifications in 2014, Laura has done a large portion of her training working in the area of homebirth, and after graduation attended births in the hospital setting....

Odessa has almost a decade of experience practising full-scope midwifery, including primary care, family planning, antenatal, intrapartum & postpartum care....

Meet Sue, The Baby Academy's Co-founder and Head of Childbirth Education....

Jannah is a Nurse-Midwife with over a decade of experience and also a Mom of three. Having started as a birth doula for low-income families, Jannah went on to complete a BSc in Nursing and a MSc in Nurse-Midwifery over the course of her career....

Siobhan has been professionally caring for women for nearly 30 years and has had the honor of attending thousands of births...

Almost every mom, at one time or another, has felt the shame and anger that is triggered by the phenomenon of ‘mom-shaming' and I’m sorry to tell any soon-to-be moms that you will probably experience it too....

It’s easy to neglect postpartum C-section care after the birth of your newborn baby. Life becomes very busy and your attention is inevitably focused on the bundle of joy you brought into the world....

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus or lower rectum.  Pressure from the presenting part during labor has the potential for these swollen veins to pop out during the 2nd stage (the pushing stage). ...

Our FREE Baby Care Workshop centres around safe sleep for your baby, but we often forget about safe sleep during pregnancy. Our midwives recommend for pregnant women to sleep on their sides from the 2nd trimester on....

Safe sleep for babies is such an important topic which is why we teach it as part of our FREE Baby Care Workshop for first-time expectant parents....

A baby massage is an easy and enjoyable activity to fit into your baby’s day that has countless benefits! Evidence shows that massaging your baby for about five minutes a few times a day can improve your baby’s physical health in many ways. ...

Bringing home a new baby can be a bit of a shock for everyone, especially older siblings who are used to being the centre of attention. Here are some great tips for reassuring your older kids that they’re not being replaced or forgotten about....

Naturally, in the weeks and months after birth, your primary focus will be on the beautiful person you have introduced into the world. To ensure that you can be the best Mother you can be, however, you need to shift some of this focus onto yourself and practice good self-care. ...

Breastfeeding your newborn is a natural and wonderfully rewarding experience for both mother and baby, but it isn’t always as straightforward as it may seem. While breastfeeding can be an intensely loving, bonding experience, it can equally be a stressful and tearful time if things......

If you're a soon-to-be first-time mom, you've probably a long list of baby supplies you need to buy, from clothes to soothers, it's totally normal to have dozens of Pinterest board ideas about your baby's nursery....

As we are heading into summer, one of the common questions we get asked is if you need to give your babies additional water to keep them hydrated during the warmer months....

Our Experts recommend that you attend our Childbirth class when you are in your second or third trimester. The ideal time to join a class is in weeks 30-34....

If your pregnancy is beyond 37 weeks, your planned mode of birth is vaginal, your baby’s head is down & you’re having uterine contractions - it is safe to be in labor....

In preparation for anything new in life we prepare, we plan and we gather information. This guides us in knowing what to expect, it builds our knowledge....

From the moment your baby is born, they are constantly learning, growing, and exploring the world around them. And, although every baby experiences the same milestones, it’s important to remember that all babies are different and will develop at their own pace. Whether you’re a......

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