Pickle Planet Podcast: Birth Plans vs Birth Intentions
For more than 40 years, pregnant women have been encouraged to create a birth plan. A set of steps that outline the process of labour, designed as a way to help expecting mothers articulate their…
Private rooms could improve premature birth patients experience
As parents, we are tasked to do all we can to protect our children. We weren’t able to protect them from arriving too soon, but we are able to keep them away from unnecessary risk once they are in our arms. And we can advocate for those who will share our journey in the future.
Pickle Planet Podcast: Pelvic Floors and More
You guys, there is SO much I didn’t know about pelvic floor health!! I had no idea that peeing even a little bit when you laugh or sneeze is NOT normal, that there’s something called…
Pickle Planet Podcast: Navigating Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Mayson. Charlotte. Patrick. Landen. These children did not come home to live with their families, but their brief lives have had a lasting legacy. Join their mothers as they share thoughts on pregnancy and…
Pregnancy and Infant Loss in the Moncton Area: CuddleCot gives ‘gift of time’ to families experiencing loss
“Having experienced the death of a child first hand, I know the very limited window of time a family has to spend with their baby,” says Kim. “It is bittersweet to know that the CuddeCot has been used on several occasions since being purchased. One family was able to keep their infant with them for a few days until other family members arrived from across to the country to meet the baby. Another mom shared her gratitude by letting us know that having the CuddleCot, which allowed her to keep the baby in the room overnight, made her truly “feel like a mom” doing “mom things” like rocking and dressing the baby , even if just for a short time.”
She Said: Maternal Fetal Clinic Expansion Benefits Everyone
“Her name is Mayson and she is where our family’s story begins.” Tosh Taylor shared those words on what would have been her daughter’s 10th birthday. Mayson was born at 20 weeks, weighing less than…
Infertility Awareness Week as a Mom
This is Canadian Infertility Awareness Week. I am the Executive Director of Fertility Matters Canada, the national fertility resource for Canadians. Every day I talk to patients who are struggling to build their families. Every day I try to support individuals with an infertility diagnosis. Every day I work to ensure patients have the information and supports they need to make informed choices about their reproductive health. Every day I advocate for equal access to fertility care in this country. And, every day I die a little inside because I may never be able to give my son something he wants.
Breastfeeding Support in Moncton
The most important step? Reach out. Connect with the available supports. Ask questions to people who’ll provide you with accurate information on breastfeeding. Visit a drop-in group. And for partners, family and friends of breastfeeding moms? Please only offer advice when she asks. Ask her what she needs. Ask her if she’s connected with supports, if she needs help getting to an appointment or a drop-in group. Simply ask.
She Said: Baby Box Program About More Than Free Stuff
One goal of the Baby Box program is to reduce infant mortality, and there’s obviously an advantage to offering this service to parents who are struggling financially. But there’s another benefit to this program in the message it sends and the community it creates when every child gets a box. We’re all in this together. We all need the same essentials to live. We can all succeed with a little support. We all deserve to feel safe.