Postpartum Resources

As you wait for baby

Breastfeeding

Newborn Care & Sleep

New Mom/Parent Support

Parenting

* Have you found a wonderful resource you think would be helpful to other new parents?

Contact me and tell me about it!

As you wait for baby

Hypnobabies Class Workbook - Additional Links!
Click here to find *all* of the additional links referenced throughout your workbook. 

 

Resources for Birth Inspiration 

Keep those positive messages coming! 

Hypnobabies Birth Stories

 

Birth Videos

From Hypnobabies.com 

From YouTube (a playlist with 18 Hypnobabies birth videos and nearly 2 hours of footage!)

 

Facebook

I also regularly share informative articles and positive birth stories on my Facebook page

Again, I highly recommend joining the "Hypnobabies Support Group" on Facebook as well - tons of great questions, encouragement, birth stories, etc.

 

Additional Tracks 

Just a reminder that Hypnobabies has a number of additional tracks available for instant download (including "Come OUT Baby!", "Breastfeeding Success", "When Your Baby Comes" for postpartum). 

 

Padsicles

https://prettyprovidence.com/diy-padsicles-postpartum/

* Love the suggestion to put them in the freezer over (or in) a salad bowl to get a nice curved shape so it can really hug your bottom. 

 

Breastfeeding

 

Resources & Videos

Information Sheets

Videos

 

Newborn Breast Crawl

Here's a link to a great video showing the newborn breast crawl we discussed in class

 

Breastfeeding - Latch!

The key to breastfeeding success. Hunger cues and helping your baby latch.

 

Breastfeeding - Hand Expression (a must-have skill!)

Video 1

Video 2

 

Laid Back/Natural Breastfeeding Resources

 

Hakka Pump

Video Tutorial

Purchasing

* This is not called a "Hakka" but is the same thing & I've heard good things about it as well.

 

Breastfeeding Support

I've included some resources including local lactation consultants as well as BF support groups, etc below - a must for the postpartum resource list! 

See list of resources

 

Extra Milk?
If you find that you have more milk than you need, you may want to consider becoming a milk donor! Feel free to contact me directly about this (I did this with both my babies).

Learn More

 

Newborn Care & Sleep

 

Newborn Care Class ("Making Sense of Your Baby")

For more info on how to take care of your newborn - this is a great workshop that is currently being offered online.

More Info

 

Newborn Sleep

Download this PDF document with some great tips on helping your newborn get better sleep (you too). A great resource with links to more.

 

I've also been hearing nothing but fantastic things about this mama and her sleep support services: she offers webinars, etc on infant sleep, normal development, expectations, etc and there is no "Cry It Out".

I recommend her Facebook Page because you can get all kinds of great tips, info about upcoming events, etc. 

As well as her website

 

Another great resource on the science behind Paediatric Sleep: There's a Monster in my Closet (MIMC)

She also has launched a mini-course for new parents about newborn/infant sleep!

 

Safe Sleep

Co Sleeping

Safe Sleep Seven

Comfort Techniques & Tools for Understanding Baby's Development

 

The Happiest Baby on the Block

Comfort measures for the "4th trimester"

* If you search this, you'll also find videos, etc

Dunstan Baby Language

This woman identified a universal language (sounds) that ALL babies make depending on the immediate need. It's truly fascinating and I totally found this to be true with my own babies!

There are tons of resources online (pdf docs on pinterest, etc) but here is an explanation of how it works:
Click to watch video

The Wonder Weeks is an App that explains what's going on with your baby developmentally at different points throughout the first couple of years!

Learn More

Infant First Aid

Online AND in-person options available!

Safe Beginnings - click to view courses

 

New Mom/Parent Support 

Emotional Support

Pacific Postpartum Society

A non-profit organization that has been supporting new families with their emotional wellness since 1971

Go to website

 

Postpartum Doula Support

MotherMe 

Bunky Bambino

Doulas of Vancouver

Best Day Doula

Monarch Mothering
Ridge Meadows Doula Services

Wildflower Birth Collective

Kelsey Mizener

Food 

 

These ladies do the cooking for you!

- Food Doula: In-Home Cooking Service

- Food On The Table: Private Cooking Service

Food Delivery Options (you cook)

Fresh Prep

Hello Fresh

Chefs Plate

Fuud

No Cooking

Skip the Dishes

Door Dash

 

Parenting 

Gentle / Respectful Parenting

Parenting can be tricky - your instincts say one thing, the advice you get says another & the way you were raised may be WAAAY different than what is considered 'normal' now! A fascinating and ever-growing world of research is emerging on child brain development, emotional regulation and the long-term effects of those early years. 

 

I highly recommend looking into positive parenting (also referred to gentle or respectful parenting) - there are many great resources out there.

A great & easy place to start is with Podcasts! 

 

I cannot recommend enough *anything* by Janet Lansbury. She does a great podcast called "Unruffled" - each episode is only about 15 minutes long so easy to fit in while driving, nursing (!), cooking, tidying, etc.

She also has many great articles and resources on her website & a couple of books you could get from your library. 

 

Dr Vanessa Lapointe is a local (Lower Mainland) expert. She has 2 books ("Discipline Without Damage" & "Parenting Right from the Start"), an online parenting course and often does speaking engagements as well as parenting conferences. She is very entertaining. 

Visit DrV's Website

Her Facebook page also often has really great resources.

There is a wonderful community, free parenting conferences, several resources, etc from AFineParent.com

 

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