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Fertility/Infertility

Here you can find different resources for TTCing.

Charting Your Cycle

Learn about FAM (fertility awareness method) and how to chart your menstrual cycle.

What Is Ovulation?  Why It Is Important.

Learn what ovulation is and why it is so important when TTCing.

TW:  This video has minor use of "female" wording.  Also, this video is based on the concept of using intercourse when TTCing.

When To See A Fertility Specialist!

Sometimes while trying to conceive (TTC), things are taking longer than expected.  See when you should possibly look into medical guidance.  

TW:  This video has minor use of "woman", "female", and "male factor" wording.

Pregnancy

Here you can find different resources for your pregnancy.

Belly Mapping

Learn how to belly map and see your baby's position.

Posture During Pregnancy

Having the proper posture during pregnancy is key!  It helps to alleviate pain, prepare your body for labor, and help baby get into the proper position.

Swelling During Pregnancy

Swelling during pregnancy is common.  Here are some reasons, way to help it, and when you should seek medical help.

Kinesiology Tape During Pregnancy

Kinesiology tape can be used for a variety of issues related to pregnancy.  This is for lower back pain.  Please be careful with tape as some people my be allergic to it.  

Kinesiology Tape During Pregnancy

Kinesiology tape can be used for a variety of issues related to pregnancy.  This is for belly support and round ligament pain.  Please be careful with tape as some people my be allergic to it.  

TW:  This video has gendered use of "women" occasionally.

Webster Technique (Chiropractic Care)

Seeing a chiropractor is a great way to help your pregnancy.  It can help you when you are getting closer to labor.  It can possibly help with breech babies.  Good for pregnancy in general.

Dehydration During Pregnancy

It is SO important to drink water while pregnant!  Here is some information related dehydration and tips on getting more water.  

Big Babies

Have you been told you have a big baby?  Possible c-section?  Here is some information for you to consider.  

*For a longer fully evidence based video click HERE.

Pelvic Pain

Often during pregnancy you can have pelvic pain.  Here are some reasons and tips that you can utilize. 

TW:  This video has gendered use of "mom" occasionally.

Labor/Birth

Here you can find different resources for your labor and birth.

How to Open Pelvis When In Labor

In this video you see how moving your legs in or out can affect how your pelvis opens or closes.  It can help baby descend and come out easier when pushing.

Miles Circuit

The Miles Circuit is a great way to try to induce labor naturally and help labor progress.  

If you want to follow a full 90 minute cirucuit, click HERE.

http://www.milescircuit.com

What Happens At An Induction

Are you planning an induction or are told you need to have one?  Here is a great explanation of what you can expect.  

TW:  This video has gendered use of "mammas" occasionally.

What Happens At Induction

Are you considering an induction?  Have you been told you should get one?  Here is what happens (most of the time) at an induction.  (medical perspective)

Exams, Effacement, Dilation

What happens with an exam?  What is the difference between effacement and dilation?  Why dilation is not the only important thing!

TW:  This video has gendered use of "mom" occasinally.

Induction At 39 Weeks?  ARRIVE Study!

You may have heard of this study and that some professionals might suggest to get induced at 39 weeks... but should you?  See what it's all about!

TW:  This video has gendered use of "women" occasionally.

Braxton Hicks

What are they?  When do they start?  How can I tell if they are Braxton hicks or labor contractions?  Find out here!

Timing Contractions

Often you are told that you should time your contractions to know when to go to the hospital (if not home birth) or to help you know how labor is going.  See how to use apps and when you should time them.

Birth Ball During Labor

The birth ball is a great tool to use during labor (and before too)!  See some ideas of how to use it.

Accupuncture

What is acupuncture?  How can it help with pregnancy and especially with labor?  **This is not a proven method for induction.  

TW:  This video has gendered use of "women" and "moms/mammas".  

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Feeding Baby

Here you can find different resources for chestfeeding and bottle feeding.

Hand Expression

Hand expression is a great alternative to using a breast pump for many reasons.  Especially if you have low supply or are trying to get colostrum (smaller amounts).

Proper Latch Technique

Having a proper latch ensures baby gets enough milk, and that nipples don't get aggravated.  

Chestfeeding Positions

See the different ways you can feed baby.

*This is not an extensive list.  You can chestfeed baby while babywearing and sitting up too (at a certain age).

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Pumping Basics

Sometime pumping is added to your routine of chestfeeding.  Learn the basics of pumping.

*TW: This video has gendered use of "mammas" occasionally.

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Pumping While Working

Tips on pumping while at work.

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Lactation and Binding

Information on lactation while binding.  

Find full PDF HERE.

Original post from Earthside NZ found HERE.

How To Hold A Bottle During Feeding

Yes, they way you hold a bottle makes a difference.  

Paced Bottle Feeding

Paced bottle feeding is a great technique to help babies not drink too fast, get too much milk, etc.  

Formula Feeding

If you are using formula, here is a great video that explains how to do so.

Formula From Birth (Options)

Here we discuss options of formula depending on gestational age of baby when born and hospital policies on formula use (check your local hospital for their specific policies).  

Increasing Milk Supply (Chestfeeding)

Here is information for you if you are looking to increase your milk supply.  Remember to look into a lactation specialist if you are having issues that are not resolved easily.  

TW:  This video has gendered use of "women" occasionally.

IGT and Chestfeeding

One reason for low supply could be IGT (insufficient glandular tissue).  See what this is and how it affects chestfeeding.

*This is a more rare reason for low supply.  Usually it is only diagnosed by a doctor (like mine was).  

TW:  The video has gendered use of "mother" and "she/her" often.

Newborn Care

Here you can find different resources for newborn care.

How to Hold A Baby

Yes baby are floppy, and yes how you hold them matters.... that neck 😉

How to Swaddle 

Swaddling can be tricky but a lifesaver.  Here are some tips and tricks.... and product ideas.

How To Change A Diaper

Just in case.... some people have never changed a diaper (no judgement here).

TW:  This video has gendered use of "boy" and "girl" depending on genatalia.

Baby Clothes and Temperature

Should my baby have a coat (cold)?  Should they have clothes on.... (hot)?  See how baby clothes and weather work.  

TW:  This video has gendered use of "mammas/mom" occasionally.  

Tummy Time

How and why you should do tummy time with your baby.

Baby Reflexes (What Do They Mean?)

Babies do all sorts of "weird" things that might startle you.  See what reflexes babies have and what they mean.

Baby-wearing Benefits

Baby-wearing has been around forever.... (pretty much).  But it has had a resurgence of popularity.  See what the benefits are and why it can be a lifesaver for new parents!

Baby-wearing - Types of Carriers

The different carriersyou can use to baby wear!  

Ways to Baby-wear

Here is a great video on a basic wrap technique.  This channel has TONS of different techniques and type of carriers to look at!  Seriously... rabbit hole in a good way 😉

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Pumping Basics

Sometime pumping is added to your routine of chestfeeding.  Learn the basics of pumping.

*TW: This video has gendered use of "mammas" occasionally.

cbe 2.jpeg

Pumping While Working

Tips on pumping while at work.

Lactation Binder pt 1.jpeg

Lactation and Binding

Information on lactation while binding.  

Find full PDF HERE.

Original post from Earthside NZ found HERE.

How To Hold A Bottle During Feeding

Yes, they way you hold a bottle makes a difference.  

Paced Bottle Feeding

Paced bottle feeding is a great technique to help babies not drink too fast, get too much milk, etc.  

Formula Feeding

If you are using formula, here is a great video that explains how to do so.

Formula From Birth (Options)

Here we discuss options of formula depending on gestational age of baby when born and hospital policies on formula use (check your local hospital for their specific policies).  

Increasing Milk Supply (Chestfeeding)

Here is information for you if you are looking to increase your milk supply.  Remember to look into a lactation specialist if you are having issues that are not resolved easily.  

TW:  This video has gendered use of "women" occasionally.

IGT and Chestfeeding

One reason for low supply could be IGT (insufficient glandular tissue).  See what this is and how it affects chestfeeding.

*This is a more rare reason for low supply.  Usually it is only diagnosed by a doctor (like mine was).  

TW:  The video has gendered use of "mother" and "she/her" often.

Newborn Care

Here you can find different resources for newborn care.

How to Hold A Baby

Yes baby are floppy, and yes how you hold them matters.... that neck 😉

How to Swaddle 

Swaddling can be tricky but a lifesaver.  Here are some tips and tricks.... and product ideas.

How To Change A Diaper

Just in case.... some people have never changed a diaper (no judgement here).

TW:  This video has gendered use of "boy" and "girl" depending on genitalia.

Baby Clothes and Temperature

Should my baby have a coat (cold)?  Should they have clothes on.... (hot)?  See how baby clothes and weather work.  

TW:  This video has gendered use of "mammas/mom" occasionally.  

Tummy Time

How and why you should do tummy time with your baby.

Baby Reflexes (What Do They Mean?)

Babies do all sorts of "weird" things that might startle you.  See what reflexes babies have and what they mean.

Baby-wearing Benefits

Baby-wearing has been around forever.... (pretty much).  But it has had a resurgence of popularity.  See what the benefits are and why it can be a lifesaver for new parents!

Baby-wearing - Types of Carriers

The different carriersyou can use to baby wear!  

Ways to Baby-wear

Here is a great video on a basic wrap technique.  This channel has TONS of different techniques and type of carriers to look at!  Seriously... rabbit hole in a good way 😉

Cloth Diapering

See some reasons you might cloth diaper, wash routine, and a few more tips!

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