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Breastfeeding & Postpartum Support with Dr. Sarah During COVID-19

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our communities locally & around the world, I’m taking an opportunity here to provide you with information & updates regarding the services that I provide for families in Southeastern New Brunswick & beyond.

There is much uncertainty around this bug – new information is coming […]


Six Ways to (Safely) Love Your Immune System During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Your best
defense during the time of year when cold bugs are common is prevention. Nutrition
& lifestyle practices that you integrate into your daily or weekly habits
have a significant impact on your immune health.

Here are my top six pregnancy & breastfeeding safe recommendations for loving your immune system:

1. Hand Hygiene to […]


Repurposing the Birth Plan: Shifting Mindset from Planning to Preparing

Have you seen them before? The ‘standard’ birth plan template – a series of categorized lists for creating your ultimate labour and birth ‘wish list’. Who you’d like in the room with you? How would you like to labour? What would you like the environment to be like? How would […]


Exhausted Mothers Deserve Answers, Not Sensationalized Half Truths

I’m so tired of media &
“experts” misleading women when they are in one of their most vulnerable stages
of life – navigating the everchanging flow of early mothering, often exhausted
& feeling desperate for solutions.

How are these women being misled? By not receiving the whole story, the whole truth. And, in […]


Prepare for Labour & Birth: 6 Must Read Posts During Pregnancy

The conversations I have with women, during pregnancy, tend to focus on three areas: staying healthy & comfortable as pregnancy progresses, preparing for labour & birth and preparing for postpartum & breastfeeding.

When it comes to preparation for labour & birth, there are six posts that I’m often referring to, […]


When Is Baby Ready For Solids? Guidelines & False Signs.

Working with families around infant feeding – whether it’s breastfeeding, formula feeding or a combination – some of the most common questions I’m asked are “when will my baby be ready for solids?” or “when do I start feeding my baby solid foods?”.

It’s also topic that families are getting […]


Oh Sh*t! Baby Kit – Shop Local, Zero Waste Edition

Have you heard of these handy kits? Created for new parents
to leave in the car, these DIY packages contain everything that may be needed
when the diaper bag is forgotten at home, there are fewer resources in it than
usual or you end up needing more than you thought you’d need.

Like most […]


Mothering Resilience.

Resilience. We’re hearing this term more & more – in parenting groups, in schools, in communities. Raising resilient children – children who have the capacity & the tools to face life’s inevitable challenges & move through them with calm & confidence, to emerge on the other side with new learning […]


We Started Solids & Baby’s Not Pooping!

Solid food introduction is a very exciting time – for You and for Baby.
It’s also a common time for Mamas to notice a change in Baby’s digestion.
We often expect the change in poop – consistency (thicker!), colour and content (hello tiny food chunks!) – delightful! What we don’t expect […]


Normal Infant Sleep & Nighttime Parenting

Nighttime mothering. I wonder how many Mamas are truly ready for the intensity of it.
I wasn’t. I’d always been a person who needed 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night to feel refreshed and ready for the day. I knew as a new Mama that I’d be sleep deprived […]