In Canada, placenta encapsulation is an unregulated industry. What does that mean for you if you choose to have your placenta professionally encapsulated?
Life is full of unexpected experiences that we learn from. Not everything that we do we can prepare for, and not everything we prepare for we do.
Birth is no exception.
The story of my life is as unique as any other, and my birth experiences are no exception. Over the years, what I believed I needed while in labour has evolved.
Life before parenthood. We went out when we wanted, came home when we were ready, and seen who we wanted to when we wanted to.
Then it happens. We find out we are going to have a baby, and our entire line of thinking begins to change.
Like the work of doulas, surrogacy is often misunderstood. When meeting with my friend, Terra Landmark, owner of Landmark Doulas, we discussed common misconceptions and myths about both doulas and surrogacy within Canada.
Let’s get right to it!
They are the friendly faces who ease the fears and uncertainty within birth and parenthood. A doula provides their clients with unique tools to build confidence and knowledge as the people begin their parenting journey.
Growing up, I can remember two questions that were asked by the adults in my life. Adults like teachers and my parents' friends. “What do you want to be when you grow up,” and “Why do you want to be a (insert the career I chose at that exact moment in time)?”
I recently asked a group of friends and acquaintances to describe who I am in three words. Calm, nurturing, and honest are some popular ones which filled my heart. Then there were some surprising ones such as inspirational, empowering, and innovative. The three words that shocked me the most was does it all.
2796 days ago I was looking through my closet, deciding what I wanted to wear. I settled on a pair of jeans, an adorable new black top, and some cute blue shoes. It was my first night out on the town since I became a new mom.
The front door.
The first time you placed your key in and listened as you slowly turned it to unlock the door. You take that first step through it, feel the hardwood beneath your feet, and imagine all the memories that are to come. And it is only the beginning of the landmark moments that follow you.