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Blog discussing pregnancy, birth & parenting in Ottawa. 

Blog for all things Pregnancy, birth and

parenting with an ottawa touch.

The third care provider option many people don't know they have!

I have had three very different birth experiences; a cesarean after induction where I was followed by a delivering family doctor during my pregnancy and delivery up until a cesarean was necessary, a hospital VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) where again, my prenatal care was followed by a delivering family doctor and I had two wonderful doula’s present and a home birth after cesarean supported by midwives again, with a doula present.

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#PostBabyHankyPanky: Sharing our Knowledge about Sexuality During the Transition to Parenthood

#PostBabyHankyPanky: Sharing our Knowledge about Sexuality During the Transition to Parenthood By: Megan Muise, Research Co-ordinator

Welcoming a new baby into the family is often a time filled with joy and excitement for couples. During this time couples are also faced with many new challenges, including strain on their romantic and sexual relationship. Research has shown that parents experience sharper declines in relationship satisfaction when compared to non-parents over the same period of time, and that this decline continues beyond the first year postpartum [1].

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Sherry Theriault