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pregnant couple sitting on the beach at sunset
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Pregnancy is full of absolutely beautiful moments. The first time you see your baby on the ultrasound monitor, hearing your baby’s heartbeat, feeling those little kicks and flutters, getting up 10000000x to go pee, your achy hips and back, the strange cravings and random nausea. Okay, okay. So not EVERYTHING about being pregnant is beautiful. […]

Best Prenatal Massage Therapists in Halifax, NS

local features, maternity

Mom and her son in the autumn leaves after seeing pediatric physiotherapist in halifax
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Jenny Roy has always loved working with kids and while she was at Acadia for kinesiology she worked with the S.M.I.L.E program where she found a way to mix her two interests together. Now she is a pediatric physiotherapist and works out of the Pelvic Health Clinic in Cole Harbour, NS. Scroll through below to […]

Interview with Jenny Roy, Halifax Pediatric Physiotherapist

family, local features

Pregnant mom looking for hypnobirthing classes in halifax
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LET’S START BY TELLING EVERYONE ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHY YOU DECIDED TO BECOME A DOULA. Mercedes: “I’m originally from México and moved to NS in 2013 while I was 24 weeks pregnant with my first. When I arrived in NS that was the first time I heard the word Doula. I was offered […]

Halifax Hypnobirth Educator & Doula, Mercedes Ruiz

local features, maternity

close up of mom and son holding hands
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Talking about prenatal & postnatal fitness with Cassie (The Loft Studio) and Kelsey (Training For Life Fitness) Kelsey Nogler is the co-owner of Training For Life Fitness Studio in Middleton, Nova Scotia and is a personal trainer as well as a prenatal fitness coach. After she had her son, she asked her doctor about hiring a […]

Prenatal Fitness | The Loft Yoga Studio & Training For Life Fitness

family, local features, maternity

Toddler on the swing inside cotton tale cafe
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Cotton Tale Café + Play is located in New Minas, NS I had a chance to chat with Marissa Lapierre, the co-owner of the Cotton Tale Café + Play. I have personally taken my children to their place multiple times and they always have so much fun! We love the atmosphere and the food, everything […]

Cotton Tale Cafe + Play, Local Business For Sale

documentary, family, local features

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newborn baby girl sleeping on bed after working with Blossom and Birth Doula Services
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TELL ME ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHY YOU DECIDED TO BECOME A DOULA. Shandelle: “Growing up, I was always fascinated by pregnancy and babies. I wanted to be a midwife, but growing up in Newfoundland, that wasn’t an easy process. After having my 3rd child, I needed a change. My heart was not full. […]

Shandelle Ferguson, Halifax Doula

local features, maternity, newborn

Mom with her kids on the beach in Blomidon, NS
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I love living in Nova Scotia. Truly, I am so lucky that I get to call this beautiful province home where you’re never too far from the beach. We spend SO much time together as a family exploring around to visit new beaches (have you heard about Sand Dollar beach?!) and our girls could spend […]

Best Nova Scotia Beaches For Family Photos

documentary, family, local features

Pregnant mom with her daughter
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LET’S START BY TELLING EVERYONE WHO YOU ARE AND WHY YOU DECIDED TO BECOME A DOULA. “That’s a loaded question lol! Let’s go back to 2009 – I had been living in Halifax for about 3 years (originally I’m from Saint John, NB) and I was volunteering with the Halifax Sexual Health Centre. I loved […]

Q&A with Caet Moir from Novadia Creative Wellness

local features, maternity, newborn

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