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Happy Mothers Day to all you amazing mamas out there! What better way to thank you to mom, than a great night sleep, health, or support in you joining this wonderful world of motherhood.
Mothers Day Opportunities:
Little Dreamers Sleep Consulting would like to offer 15% discount for mothers Day on any full, private consultations booked before May, 16, 2013.
Book directly through Jill at www,littledreamerssleepconsulting.com
Holistic Nutrition Consult with Keyrsten Mcewan
Happy Mothers Day from Keyrsten! Please accept my gift of a 20% discount on a private nutrition consult. $80, (regularly $100.)
contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your session.
We hope you all have an amazing weekend! you deserve it!
DEME Pre and Postnatal Services
Having Dani as our birth Doula was an amazing and life changing experience. With our first child we ended in a c section after 32 hrs of labor. I had a hard time emotionally and physically with the recovery and I wanted to do anything I could to prevent a 2nd c section. I looked up many websites and most woman who were able to have a VBAC suggested a doula. We were so confused on what to do. We worried we would hire a doula and end in the same place on the operating table. I spoke with Dani and she gave me so many resources and explained so much. One thing I knew was that if I didnt hire her and had a c section I would always regret that I didnt try. We met her and immediately connected with her. Come labor day Dani made all the difference in the world to me. She came right over and walked me through everything. Being my 2nd child I assumed I wouldnt need her for the beginning part but I was so wrong. She kept me calm and kept my labor going when the contractions started to slow down. She knew exactly what to do. I ended up with a 26 hr labor from early labor to birth and Dani was there for 24 of those hrs.
I can say that I honestly do not believe I would have ended up having a natural birth without her. My contractions were fast and furious in the beginning but just like my first labor my body started shutting down, the hospital wanted to send me home which is exactly how my 1st birth went. I was devistated. Dani gave me the option and was supportive with whatever we decided. I did not want to be sent home again and so Dani ordered my husband to get some sleep and Dani had me doing squats and walking the halls for a couple of hours until my contractions were consistent again. We then squated some more and progressed my labor even further and before I knew it I was fully dilated and pushing out my baby girl. I would have never known what to do on my own and my husband and I had already felt like giving into the surgery because we were faced with the same scenario as our first and we were exhausted, but Dani did everything she could to turn this around and give us the ending we wanted so badly . We thank Dani from the bottom of our hearts. Not only did I escape another c section but I was able to hold my baby immediatly and connect with her. I also had an amazing recovery which was so important to me having 2 children to care for. Dani also was able to help me with breast feeding when I was home with the baby. She was just amazing and always offered her help even once our baby was born. I would recommend her to absolutely anyone and say having a birth doula was the best experience for both my husband and myself. We both had the support of Dani while my husband was able to get some sleep and not have to worry about me and I was able to be calm and have the support of Dani while my husband rested for when I needed him most. We would definitely have her as our doula if we had a 3rd!
We at DEME are excited to announce the expansion of our services to include the Sea to Sky Corridor in 2013. Residents of Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish, and North Vancouver are now able to access the full range of DEME’s professional pre and postnatal services! Our original areas of operation in Delta and Vancouver will remain accessable to all new and existing clients, and the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to thank those of you who have made our first year of business so rewarding. It has been wonderful to play a role in supporting so many incredible families during 2012, and we would like to congratulate all of you who welcomed new additions this year.
- Are you struggling with your child’s sleep habits?
- Will your child only fall asleep when nursing or bottle feeding?
- Does your child need a soother or a pacifier to fall asleep?
- Are you waking with your child once, twice or three times each night?
- Does your child need to be rocked, bounced or taken for a car ride in order to nap?
- Is your own lack of sleep starting to take a toll on you and your family?
If you are struggling with your baby’s sleep habits and would like a step-by-step, easy to follow sleep plan AND follow-up support as you implement it, joining me, Jill Parker | Little Dreamers Consulting at one of my workshops is the perfect answer!
For results in 10 days or less, you and your family will feel well-rested heading into the holiday season!!
These workshops are a great option for those not wanting the full, private consultation but still wanting the same results!
My next workshop will be on Saturday, December 1st, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and is suitable for babies 3 months to 3.5 years old.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited! To reserve your spot or for more information, please visit: www.littledreamersconsulting.com/workshops/
Let me help you take the stress out of sleep times in your home…. and in time for the holidays!
Jill Parker | Little Dreamers Consulting
Certified Sleep Sense Consultant
Hi Keyrsten ,
Q: I am curious about safe foods during pregnancy. I was wondering about using ‘Greens’ powders in my smoothies?
A: Generally, I don’t recommend Greens powders during pregnancy as many of the formulations contain additional herbs that may not be safe during pregnancy. The detoxifying properties of these supplements can be too extreme during pregnancy and can sometimes cause more harm than good.
On the flip side, a recent study shows that taking chlorella during pregnancy reduced the dioxins (a type of chemical) in breast milk due to it’s strong detoxifying properties.
That being said, I do sometimes recommend spirulina or chlorella (sea vegetables that are often the main component of these Greens Powders), wheat grass or barley grass on their own in powder form. I recommend these supplements on a case by case basis, so please make sure to check with your health care provider to see if it is appropriate for you.
Thanks Keyrsten, Keep the questions coming!