Prenatal Workshop with Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Shauna Ironside

Prenatal Workshop with Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Shauna Ironside

This is is long overdue! Like six years overdue. :) Every time I run one of my Prenatal Workshops, I get asked what exactly the classes are all about. So instead of answering this question over and over in DMs as I’ve been doing, I’m putting it all here for the curious folks to see.

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The Birth Story of My Third Babe

The Birth Story of My Third Babe

Birth stories told by women who were active participants in giving birth often express a good deal of practical wisdom, inspiration, and information for other women. Positive stories shared by women who have had wonderful childbirth experiences are an irreplaceable way to transmit knowledge of a woman's true capacities in pregnancy and birth." ― Ina May Gaskin, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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HOW TO FIX BREASTFEEDING BACK(ACHE)

HOW TO FIX BREASTFEEDING BACK(ACHE)

We all do it. Until our spines start crying out louder than the baby. I like to call that achy, tight, tired, slunched-up, mid-back soreness related to crappy nursing posture Breastfeeding Back (BB). You may not find this term in any medical text books, but any mumma who has breastfed her babes knows that this exists. It's for real. 

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2019 Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy

2019 Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy

The 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy was released in October. Hopefully this new guideline dispels any doubt that exercise during pregnancy is either bad or simply not necessary. On the contrary, exercise during pregnancy is a must. The health benefits for mother and baby are many.

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CORE EXERCISES YOU CAN DO WITH BABY TOYS

CORE EXERCISES YOU CAN DO WITH BABY TOYS

TOYS. They are a fairly prominent thing in my house. Baby toys, toddler toys, kindergartener toys. As parents, we long to see our floors and our neutral home decor not being vomited on by the sea of harsh red-yellow-blue. I get it. But in the mean time I suggest you embrace the bright plastic or plushy goodness at your feet and USE IT. Here are three exercises you can do with your kids’ toys.

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The Birth Story of My First Born

The Birth Story of My First Born

Birth stories told by women who were active participants in giving birth often express a good deal of practical wisdom, inspiration, and information for other women. Positive stories shared by women who have had wonderful childbirth experiences are an irreplaceable way to transmit knowledge of a woman's true capacities in pregnancy and birth." ― Ina May Gaskin, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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How to Prepare for Birth

How to Prepare for Birth

Fact: labour and delivery are synonymous with pain and fear. Every preggo knows this. Especially for a first time mumma, the fear factor is usually pretty strong. And rightfully so - you're venturing into completely unchartered waters. There is no trailer, no dress rehearsal, for labour and delivery. AND society (TV, movies, etc) love to show us how messy/SCARY/painful/intense it is. The fear is real.

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The Best Exercise You Can Do During Your Pregnancy

The Best Exercise You Can Do During Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy can suck. And exercising during pregnancy can suck even more. Especially during the late stages of the longest nine months of your life when your joints are revolting and you're pretty sure it's pee not amniotic fluid that leaks every time you sneeze. I have one word that will make everything better.

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5 GREAT EXERCISES TO PUT THE JUNK BACK IN YOUR (POSTPARTUM) TRUNK

5 GREAT EXERCISES TO PUT THE JUNK BACK IN YOUR (POSTPARTUM) TRUNK

Did your booty shrink post-partum? There is no medical term for this condition, but I call it Postnatal Flat Ass Syndrome. It is a real thing, with real scientific backing. Dear mummas, today is all about getting your postnatal booty back, and finding out exactly why it disappeared in the first place.

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