Since the onset of COVID, birth trauma rates have doubled. Nicole MacRae of Oak and Cedar Wellness is a certified perinatal menthal health and trauma counsellor who explains the journey she took to become certified, how building your relationship with a perinatal counsellor BEFORE birth can reduce the likelihood of developing a postpartum mood disorder, and how counselling can help you with postpartum depression and anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and birth trauma – even years postpartum.
Motherhood is often desired and treasured but it also comes with a host of emotions we are not always comfortable with or have the skills to process. Author, coach, and mother Jessie Harrold returns for a deep dive into the uncomfortable feelings of matrescence including grief, rage, and loss, while offering actionable suggestions to help build the skills to work through these feelings before they accumulate into deep resentments.
Lara Proud, RN returns in part 2 of this two-part series to talk about the reasons behind declining breastfeeding initiation rates in our hospitals since 2016 and how to navigate available resources to set your breastfeeding journey up for success.
Lara Proud, RN shares how even as a nurse, she was unprepared for her own birthing experience. Putting her experience and education together, her business Beyond the Bump Education was born.
Lara explains why empowered evidence-based birth preparation is so important, how it can improve your outcome and reduce your exposure to birth trauma, and how it can empower your birth partner to reduce decision making and stress on the birthing person.
Physiotherapist Eryn Matheson joins us to talk all things pessary: what they are, how they can help with pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, and how to get fitted. We talk about recognizing the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and the percentage of people with a uterus who may experience this (spoiler alert: it’s high).
Eryn also drops a truth bomb on the ONE thing you can do to protect your pelvic floor health over the course of your lifetime, and it’s not what you think!
Registered Dietitian Jillian Reid is on a mission to cut through the noise of diet culture and offers tangible and actionable suggestions on improving our relationship with food at all stages of life, how a diet professional can help you on your nutrition journey, and why nutrition does not have to be all or nothing.(suite…)