EMPOWERING PARENTS WITH EVIDENCE-BASED INFORMATION
How To Support Your Partner During Labour: Tips From A Registered Nurse
Expecting partners often feel like they are left in the dark when it comes to their partner's pregnancy. While it is true that the pregnant person is going through the [...]
All About Epidurals!
Epidurals: Are they for me? If you’re expecting, I’m sure you’ve started wondering how you’re going to cope during labour and birth! If pain is a fear of yours, you [...]
How To Tell The Difference Between True Labour Vs. False Labour
When you are pregnant, you know that there are a lot of changes that happen to your body. It seems like every day brings something new, from morning sickness to [...]
3 Tips for Natural Childbirth Success
When it hits you all of a sudden that day in your third trimester… “that baby I’m growing *gulp* it’s going to have to come out”. Cue panicked Googling of [...]
Your Hormones In Labour
https://youtu.be/HFxFGZ1pwZk This week we're going to be talking all about your hormones and what you can do to impact them and make your labor smoother. You know, as a [...]
How To Get Baby’s First Latch Just Right
https://youtu.be/VVcJPhTmhcU Welcome back to this week's Bumpdate. This week, we're going to talk about how to get your baby to latch on that very first time. So this [...]
Spinal Block vs. Epidural – What is the difference?
Spinal Block vs. Epidural - What is the difference? It’s easy to confuse a spinal block and epidural since the terms are so often used interchangeably. Other times, it's not [...]
What Is The Best Labour Position For Your Baby?
What Is The Best Labour Position For Your Baby? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnVBvFBV2ak Hello and welcome back to another weekly Bumpdate. My name is Lara Proud. I'm a Registered Nurse and [...]
Baby Poop: What You Need To Know
Baby Poop - Size, Colour, and Amount, We're Covering It All! https://youtu.be/VQmDquap0LQ Video Transcript Below: Hello! My name is Lara Proud, and I'm the owner of Beyond the Bump [...]
Postpartum Bleeding: What To Expect Postpartum
Imagine a full-size dinner plate. Now imagine a wound on your skin as big as that. You’d better believe you’d be taking it easy, resting, healing, and doing all of [...]
Postpartum Hair Loss: Am I Going To Go Bald?
Postpartum Hair Loss Seriously, now this? After growing a baby, birthing them, recovering, and keeping them alive for a couple of months…. Now I get to lose my hair? You [...]
Overcoming The Fear Of Being A Mom
Hi, I'm Lara! Every home video of me as a kid starts with that 3-word sentence (and my family doesn’t let me forget it). Life can be funny. I am [...]
Laid-Back Breastfeeding: The Position You NEED To Know
Laid Back Breastfeeding The Biological Nursing position was a game-changer for me and I hope it will be for you too! If you are expecting or have a newborn at [...]
How to find Reliable Pregnancy Information!
Finding Reliable Information When You Are Pregnant Or Postpartum Can Be Very Difficult You and I both know that doing a web search for reliable information is as frightening as [...]
Group B Strep (GBS): What Do I Do Now That I Have It?
Group B Strep Diagnosis Did you know that one in four pregnant people have Group B Strep (GBS)? During weeks 35-38, you will be tested for GBS with a swab [...]
The 4 Trimester’s: Top Pregnancy Struggles
The 4 Trimester's: Top Pregnancy Struggles *Your guide to getting through all of the stuff I’m talking about in this post is at the bottom... You’re Welcome* Trimester means there [...]
Labour Induction: What Does “Being Induced” Really Mean?
Labour Induction: What Does “Being Induced” Really Mean For Me? "They're inducing me on Wednesday, so I should have my baby that night." If you have had a labour induction, you [...]
When Should I Worry About Itching In Pregnancy?
When Should I Worry About Itching In Pregnancy? I don’t know about you, but adding one more thing to the uncomfortable third trimester can be too much to even think [...]
Pregnancy Brain – Forgetfulness In Pregnancy
Pregnancy Brain - Forgetfulness In Pregnancy “I can’t think of the word!” “I lost my phone… in my hand” “This is the third time I’ve come in this room and [...]
3 Myths About Baby Formula Parents Should Ignore
3 Myths About Baby Formula Parents Should Ignore Everyone has an opinion! And when it comes to baby feeding, this statement can not be more true. There are a few [...]
The Benefits of Delayed Bathing for Newborns
The Benefits of Delayed Bathing for Newborns Including Thomas, my little one, I’ve helped hundreds of babies bathe. I started in nursing school, then working in labour and delivery, and [...]
What to Expect as an Expectant Partner
What to Expect as an Expectant Father, Partner, or Support Person This week I wanted to talk about the role of a partner or support person during pregnancy and labour. [...]
The Role of Hormones in Childbirth
Pregnancy Hormones: The Role of Hormones in Childbirth Hormones are chemicals released by your brain to control or regulate the activity of different systems in your body. Hormones play a [...]
When Do Babies Start To Kick?
When Do Babies Start To Kick and How Much Should They? It’s always exciting when you feel your baby’s first kick, twist, wriggle, punch, or hiccup. That first movement is [...]
What is The Witching Hour?
What is The Witching Hour & What Can I Do About It? It’s just after supper … and your normally happy, serene baby is fussy, crying nonstop, and will NOT [...]