Show 112 – New Moms, New Babies: Adjusting to Parenthood

Are expecting a baby? Are you a new parent, trying to keep your head above water these days? Then, you’re in luck!


Victoria Coates, a local Registered Nurse with over 3 decades of experience including 13 years as a birth doula joins us in the studio to talk about “New Moms, New Babies: Adjusting to Parenthood”.


Victoria is the Director of Care for Nurse Next Door for the Guelph/Milton/K-W areas and has developed a “New Mom New Baby” program which provides home support for new families. Nurse Next Door provides new parents with single and multiple baby support, infant feeding, sleep breaks for Mom and Dad, emotional encouragement, delicious meals, light housekeeping and most importantly…peace of mind.


What common challenges do new moms and dads face?


What commonly surprises parents?


What do new moms need?


What do new babies need?


How can partners, friends, and family be most supportive?


How can parents find the answers to common questions like:

What kind of diapers should I use?

How do I know when to take my baby to the doctor?

Is it ok to take my baby outside so soon?

Even in the winter?

What precautions should I take in the summer?

What are the warning signs that a parent needs extra help?


Additional Resources:


Contact Public Health in your local area

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Telehealth Ontario: Free Access to a Registered Nurse, 24 Hours a day, 7 days a Week or Call toll free: 1-866-797-0000 (TTY : 1-866-797-0007)



Aired live: Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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