I was nearing the due date of my second pregnancy when I decided to hire a doula. I had spent much of this pregnancy worrying that this labour and delivery would be a repeat of the first: A long 30+ hours of labour, a cervix that wouldn’t dilate, another c-section. I would once again fail to truly “give birth” and rather, have my baby taken from me, surgically. Getting over the trauma of a c-section with my first child still hadn’t occurred, I still could not tell the birth story without tears coming to my eyes. I wasn’t over it.
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Having a newborn is tough work. When you give birth, someone hands you a helpless human and says 'make sure your baby eats every three hours, keep track of all the diaper changes, how often they sleep, eat, which side they ate from, for how long and if you pump when you pumped and how long'....the list never ends! You are totally exhausted and overwhelmed and there is so much to keep track of!
Yes, it’s that time of the year when everyone knows someone who is blowing their nose, sick in bed at home, coughing incessantly, and just overall miserable. The common saying that “it’s going around” truly applies! To prevent cold and flus, the key is to maintain healthy immune systems. Getting sick once in a while is a sign of a healthy and reactive immune system. However, there are many natural, safe and effective medicines to help with the nuisances of a cold or flu. This is my go-to list for surviving the season: