Blog Index

Blog Index

Harbour City Doulas Blog Index We so have so much great info, resources, and tips to share with you! Our clients get the best of the best, but here’s our collection of blog posts that cover everything from pregnancy, to preparing for labour, birth tips and info,...
Early Postpartum: Three Things to Consider

Early Postpartum: Three Things to Consider

The moment you’ve been waiting 40 long weeks (or longer) for is finally here. Maybe you laboured for a long time. Maybe it was short and intense. Maybe you had to make some last-minute changes to your birth plan, or maybe you had the birth of your dreams. No...
Making Decisions During Labour

Making Decisions During Labour

Guess what? Your birth experience is YOUR BIRTH experience. And while we can’t always plan how your baby is born- or for how your plans may have to change to make that happen- it’s important to realize that the only one with the final say on decisions is...
How To Dress Your Baby In The Fall

How To Dress Your Baby In The Fall

Fall is here! The weather has cooled and the leaves are just beginning to turn colors. When the seasons change, it’s a good idea to re-vist your baby’s wardrobe, sort through what they’ve outgrown, and take inventory. Here are our top tips on how to...
Why Your Baby Demands to Be Held (Constantly)

Why Your Baby Demands to Be Held (Constantly)

You spent days researching the top-rated bassinets. You bought the fancy, space-age swing (and took out a second mortgage to do so). You’ve got the bouncey seat that your best friend swears by. You’ve got plenty of cute, comfy, and perfectly good places...
Postpartum Planning: 3 Ways to Start

Postpartum Planning: 3 Ways to Start

Bringing your baby home is when life gets really real.This is a time of huge adjustment, a steep learning curve, minimal sleep, and tons of love. The postpartum time can be riddled with emotion –sadness like the baby blues, frustration, fear, overwhelm, exhaustion,...
Understanding Your Bishop Score

Understanding Your Bishop Score

Late pregnancy is a total guessing game. If I had a dime for every time someone asked me, “So, when do you think things might get started?”… well, I’d have a lot of dimes. There’s generally no way to predict anything at this stage....
Skin-to-Skin Is A Really Big Deal

Skin-to-Skin Is A Really Big Deal

During pregnancy, your baby is in constant contact with you- and you, with them! All of this closeness, comfort, and connection is a big part of how a fetus grows and develops into an almost-fully-developed baby after only 40 weeks. And guess what? When that baby is...
5 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Baby

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Baby

Getting ready for baby is a big job. You know that feeling of panic-cleaning before your mother in law comes to stay for a week? Or the feeling of getting the house ready to take family pictures with your favourite local photographer? Getting the house ready to bring...