Dulce Vida Blog

11 Morning Sickness Remedies

Posted on: September 4, 2017 | Birth Doula, Pregnancy Discomforts

The joy of discovering you’re pregnant can be quickly overshadowed by a constant need to bow down before the porcelain throne. Morning sickness, which is rarely confined to mornings, can become the bane of your existence during the first trimester, rearing its ugly head with every whiff of food or sudden movement. Now that you’ve

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Pregnancy is Making Me Ugly

Posted on: August 30, 2017 | Uncategorized

“Glow, schmow! If another person tells me I’m glowing, I think I just might slap them,” a client tells me during one of our prenatal visits. Stretch marks, weight gain and bloating, acne, spider veins, brown blotches on your face, and hair in places you thought hair couldn’t grow—pregnancy can really wreak havoc on your

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Are Your Beauty Treatments Pregnancy Safe?

Posted on: August 11, 2017 | Uncategorized

Looking fabulous is important. You still want to be your flawless self throughout pregnancy, but it seems like every time you hit the salon, some one is asking you whether or not it’s safe. You could find yourself lost on Google looking up ingredients and second guessing next weeks appointment at the spa. So, are

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How Can I Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy?

Posted on: July 13, 2017 | Uncategorized

Maybe you’re in your final weeks, or maybe you’ve just found out you’re expecting, but for some reason there is a lower back pain present and –for lack of better words- it’s a pain in the butt!   Backache’s during pregnancy are the most common complaint for our clients.   This discomfort can come and go

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4 Postpartum Things Nobody Warns You About

Posted on: July 3, 2017 | Uncategorized

Your entire pregnancy the focus seems to stay on the birth of your baby. You’re flooded with tips and advice for childbirth and sent to prenatal classes. Sure, there’s plenty advice about babies and infant care being thrown at you, too, but no one seems to want to talk about YOUR postpartum recovery. There is

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Do I Really Need a Postpartum Doula?

Posted on: June 25, 2017 | Postpartum Doula

With so many misconceptions and a lack of education about what it is a postpartum doula does, many parents-to-be do not know how valuable a postpartum doula can be. Our birth doula clients often find themselves unsure of why they might want to book a postpartum doula for after their baby is born.

Placenta Encapsulation in Calgary?

Posted on: May 30, 2017 | Placenta Encapsulation

It’s become all the rage among families all over Canada and with good reason; the anecdotal benefits of consuming your placenta are pretty impressive! Since reports of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and January Jones having their placentas made into capsules, this service has steadily gained in popularity. Since my training with ProDoula, I have encapsulated

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5 Steps to Infant Feeding Success

Posted on: May 27, 2017 | Postpartum Doula

Recognize When Your Baby is Hungry Baby’s communicate both verbally, by crying, and non-verbally. Over time you will learn to understand your baby’s language and anticipate his needs. This may take some practice. It’s ideal to notice when your baby is in the early stages of hunger. Babies feed better and will latch onto the

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“My Postpartum Doula Ditched Me.”

Posted on: May 23, 2017 | Postpartum Doula

Imagine picking up the phone and hearing a strained voice on the other end. She’s obviously been crying. She’s an exhausted new mom with a 14 week old baby and a 20 month old toddler who won’t let her out of his sight. She’s drained from pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. She’s exhausted from trying to

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