7 Tips For Pregnant Mamas to Stay Cool this Summer

I was overjoyed to learn that I was expecting my first baby. We conceived in January and were due in October. Little did I know that as pregnant woman our core temperature rises--and stays that way. When summer came I was miserable, hot and sweaty. I vowed never to do this to myself again, but come my 3rd, I forgot what summers felt like and did it again, this time due in September. I learned a few tricks along the way.

Photo Credit: Photo by Camila Cordeiro on Unsplash

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An Unplanned Home Birth: Birth Story

Take a deep breath and don’t panic--unplanned home births are very rare! In six years this has been my second one. If you would like to know what you need to prepare for this event, continue past the story.

I got the call early in the morning: Mama had been experiencing some mild contractions during the night, and she was allowing her husband to sleep in because she wanted him well rested for the day ahead. She was going to hop in the bath, and would keep me posted.

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Letter to the Public

Dear community members, practitioners, retail members, and care providers,


My name is Candice Tizzard. As I am a local doula and birth photographer, I have been supporting Lower Mainland women since 2011. In that time, some of my most meaningful work has involved supporting families who have suffered the unbearable tragedy of infant loss.  

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