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Category: Doula Care & Info

West End Mamas Wellness Tips and Toronto’s newest perinatal wellness clinic

Toronto’s first one stop, multiservice perinatal wellness clinics has opened its door in the city’s west end. The clinic,West End Mamas, represents the expansion of Chiropractor and Clinic Director Sarah Mickeler’s previous clinic, Dr. Sarah & Associates, and fulfills her lifelong dream to create a community hub of support for new moms and moms to be.   Dr. Mickeler was compelled to open the clinic…

Lulla Doll for preemies, infants & tots! The magical doll you need to get for better sleep.

  Have you heard about Lulla Doll? Your child can rest easy with this beautiful, soft, organic cuddle baby that mimics mom’s heartbeat and breathing.  A real life recording, have a listen on my Instagram post. I am in love with this magical little doll. Oh, and it’s machine washable. Just take out the recording box that’s nestled deep in Lulla’s…

MyMoments.ca $1200 Prize Pack Giveaway

I would love to tell you about Hospital Connections and MyMoments.  It’s actually quite a lovely idea.  The founders sister, Monica went into labour and after many hours later sweet baby Rayna was born.  But mom made one little boo-boo when packing her hospital bag-She bought size 1 diapers instead of the standard size 0 for newborns.  No one wanted to leave…

Candide Multi Relax 3-in-1 Maternity & Baby Pillow

Candide Multi Relax 3-in-1 has got to be one of my favourite mothering pillows that I have tried because it is soft and light yet supportive.  I’ve had a few other parents test this out as well and all agree.  It’s a great product for moms to be whether you are breast feeding or bottle feeding. Designed and made in France, Candide…

Fairhaven Health- Your source for pregnancy, fertility & nursing products

Fairhaven Health, has an innovative line of breastfeeding products to help moms reach their breastfeeding goals. I am very excited to share with you some of my favourite products and will be offering you a giveaway!  Are you looking for that perfect baby shower gift? Or maybe a special “push present” once the baby has arrived? The Breastfeeding Essentials Bundle is a thoughtful collection of products to…

The Power of Potassium Broth

When you’re off to visit a mom after delivering a baby one word of advice.  Always bring food!  After the deliveries of my babies at the hospital I was shocked at the junk they provide to women post partum.  Nothing to nourish and heal the body.  They need a serious overhaul on nutrition.  In Asia for example guests bring mom pigs feet soup…

What is Mummy Tummy anyway?

10928760_10155107983810032_1274171872_nEvery Month we are going to have Natasha Marchard, Everything Mom and Baby’s Fitness Guru answer all your fitness questions, guest post on our site and heck..we might even have a Facebook party with some great chats and giveaways.  Please give Natasha a warm Everything Mom and Baby(EMB) welcome!

‘Mummy Tummy’ has certainly become a buzz term these days, especially in the world of pregnancy and postpartum. We hope the term hasn’t become cringe-worthy just yet because it is a hugely important topic and we’re happy it’s finally part of the conversation.

If you are hearing the term for the first time right now, you may be thinking we are talking about the extra weight that remains after the birth of a baby, you may even think we are being a bit rude! I promise you, we are not!

When we talk about ‘Mummy Tummy’ we are talking about that stubborn paunch that remains after birth. It is most common during the first year postpartum, but can last for years. This ‘paunch’ is most often caused by weakness in specific core muscles, but it is often mistaken for ‘baby weight’ that won’t go away, no matter how hard you try.

Diastasis Recti = Mummy Tummy

Fixing this Mummy Tummy is much more than just how you look on the outside (although it will flatten the paunch), its about how you feel on the inside. This weakness in the core can cause separation of the rectus abdominis muscles (your six pack), also known as diastasis recti. Diastasis can cause a whole host of other issues such as back pain, weakened pelvic floor, incontinence (peeing a bit when we sneeze!), and hernia. Yikes!

The picture below is a great example of Mummy Tummy. This wonderful woman was 8 months postpartum when she took this photo, it is very clear that there is not much weight left for her to lose but the weakened core created a paunch. Once she closed the separation and strengthened her core, the paunch completely disappeared.

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Is it common? You bet! We have a whole support group on Facebook dedicated to it. Can it be prevented in pregnancy and fixed postpartum? Another big YES!

Our ‘Mummy Tummy Tune Up’ program is by far our most popular online program because it is full of the information you need to say bye bye to mummy tummy for good, or even better, prevent it.

An amazing offer for you!

We normally offer this program for $49, and it is worth every bit, but we want to extend a limited time offer that will make this program more accessible to our community. It is important to us that this information gets out there, not only for vanity reasons, but because having a strong core is important for our overall health. It’s going to make life easier as you take on the challenging task of raising active babies!

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All you have to do is use the code mummytummydeal on checkout to claim your deal, we will make it available until the end of January!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns you can contact us anytime,  we are always here to answer your questions. We look forward to hearing what you think about the program, you are going to love it!

– See more at: http://babyandmefitness.com/what-is-mummy-tummy-anyway/#sthash.HIk7gFBH.dpuf

Fertility Etiquette – What not to say

With one mind, we call thee With one heart, we long for thee Child of Earth, Wind, Fire and Sea Into our Lives, We welcome thee Making a baby can be a lot fun but when you try and try.   It’s natural to feel frustrated when we don’t see the + sign on the pregnancy test. From my own personal experience we were trying off and…