Midwifery Clinic Vancouver

Breastfeeding Issue with Blocked Milk Duct

April 13, 2022

  Blocked Milk Ducts Plugged ducts are common condition in breastfeeding. A plugged (or blocked) duct is an area of the breast where milk flow is obstructed. A blocked duct usually comes on gradually & effects only one breast. This...

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February 20, 2022

There is one significant difference between a midwife and a doula. Midwives provide medical care for you during pregnancy, birth, and  postpartum period. Doulas provide you and your family with emotional, informational, and physical support during pregnancy, birth and  postpartum...

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Sudden Death Infant Syndrome (SIDS)

February 5, 2022

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. Most SIDS deaths are associated with sleep, which is why it's sometimes still called "crib death." What are the symptoms? SIDS has...

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February 4, 2022

How does breathing help in labour? Rhythmic breathing during labour maximizes the amount of oxygen available to you and your baby. Breathing techniques can also help you cope with the pain of contractions. During contractions stage 1 - Relaxation: Deep...

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breast compression

December 29, 2021

Breast Compression   The most important thing to ensure successful breastfeeding and good weight gain in the breastfed baby is a good latch. However, sometimes a baby may have a good latch, and be sucking, but not swallowing because of...

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Benefits of Having a Midwife During Your Pregnancy

December 27, 2021

Benefits of Getting a Midwife If you've ever considered having a midwife, you've probably seen many of the benefits that the process would come with. There are a lot of reasons why people choose to work with us and we...

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Approaches to Increase Low Milk Supply:

December 22, 2021

Approaches to Increase Low Milk Supply: The first approach to increase low milk supply would be breastfeeding: A) Breastfeeding on demand. You need to watch your baby, not the clock. B) Offering both breasts at each feed. C) Compress your...

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Morning Sickness – Nausea & Vomiting in Pregnancy

December 11, 2021

Vomiting in Pregnancy Vomiting in pregnancy or, better known as morning sickness, affects an estimated 80% of pregnant women during weeks 5-18. A generally mild condition that may be managed with simple measures, the severity of these symptoms can vary....

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Group B Streptococcus – What is It & What Should You Know

December 11, 2021

What is Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Group B strep is a bacteria that is commonly found in the human gut /genital and urinary tract (in up to 30% of people). It is related to, but not the same as Group...

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Hospital Checklist – Things to Bring When You’re Having a Baby

December 9, 2021

Hospital Checklist Having a baby is an exciting time in your life. An event that will change your life forever, in a beautiful way of course! Although, you’ve probably noticed it can be a stress-filled time as well. In order...

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