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Perineum Stitches – Are They Always Necessary?

I don’t do perineum stitches as much now as I did as a new midwife. I see the magic of the vaginal mucosa too often!  Healing time is surprisingly quick and the result dramatic. The mucosa in the vagina is like the inside of your mouth.  So let’s reconsider the need for perineum stitches. How […]

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Newborn Baby Shopping List: Exactly What Do You Need?

The number of products marketing new mothers get bombarded with today is outrageous! When it comes to the newborn baby shopping list, I get asked all the time: “what do I actually need to buy before my baby arrives?” Knowing what all to prepare and stock pile can be confusing (especially once you have a […]

Breastfeeding Preparation starts before birth!

Breastfeeding Preparation: 4 Tips for an Outstanding Start

Many mothers often realize after birth that breastfeeding preparation actually starts before birth. You might be surprised how much the pregnancy period has to do with successful breastfeeding. Here are my top 4 tips to get breastfeeding off to a good start. 1. Take a Birth Preparation Class from a Independent Educator Independent educator means […]

Babies Want to be Massaged

I love massaging new borns! This particular massage was so sweet because 22 months ago I did the same thing for big brother Noah who is looking on. Clearly he wants to make sure I was doing it right and didn’t miss any spots! It so lovely to work with families for several of their […]

Upcoming Event: Vaccine Safety Webinar with Dr Taylor Bean

We believe all important parenting decisions are best made from learning and evaluating evidenced based information. Dr. Taylor Bean is a Canadian board certified Naturopathic Doctor who is passionate about helping women and children to live in their optimal health. She is a good friend and colleague of Love Based Birth and we are so excited […]

Newborn development: Aaron and Rocky's first three months

Newborn Development: First Three Months

Newborn Development: In the first three months, newborns don’t want to be down the hall or even in another room. They want to be in reaching distance at all times. They are not controlling you, manipulating you or trying to freak you out. They don’t want to be scheduled or ‘independent’ They are completely dependent […]

Le Leche League in Singapore

LLL meet ups are great ways to meet other breastfeeding mums and they are always free. The group is mother led with a ‘Le Leche Leader’ who hosts and can help with basic breastfeeding challenges. I used to attend a group in Mumbai and it was good fun! My friend Tara is an experienced breastfeeder […]

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Baby First Impressions Matter

We tend to think that babies are not very aware of their surroundings; however, baby first impressions matter a lot. “My new born baby seems agitated. He startles easily and doesn’t seem to be able to relax”. I hear that a lot. I also hear versions of this story from many new borns I meet. […]

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Why your Newborn Needs a Baby Massage

Baby massage is an underused, miraculous technique that can aid in the development of your newborn. I learnt baby massage in India from a whole host of women in all different parts of the country, as a western midwife I had never really been exposed to it before then. Years on in India I didn’t […]