Holistic Science of Sleep Method™

Mar Oscategui, founder of the International Maternity & Parenting Institute and author of Awakening Through Sleep introduces “Holistic Science of Sleep Method™” (HSS Method). The Holistic Science of Sleep Method™ is an adult and child sleep system that combines Holistic Thinking and Application with the Scientific Method to provide long term and balanced solutions to adult […]

Awakening Through Sleep: An Integrative Child Sleep Foundations Solution

After birth, sleep is usually the next largest challenge for a family. How we address this as professionals and parents can lead us down a path of ease or frustration. Infant and child sleep carries with it not only so much controversy but also in many cases causes overwhelm, stress and a loss of family […]

Sunlight (A Book Excerpt from Green Body Green Birth)

by Mar Oscategui Over the years I have witnessed an increasing amount of concern over sun exposure due to ozone depletion, global warming, and skin cancer along with an increase in sunscreen usage and warnings to deal with this concern. Likewise in the last few years, there has been a huge increase in the studies […]

Emotional Wellbeing or Behavioural Approaches? The Value of Intention.

by Ann Caird, IMPI graduate and mentor;  founder of Nurturing Sleep   Many sleep consultants now ask me about the appropriateness and usefulness of applying ‘behavioural’ approaches and strategies to resolving problematic baby and child sleep behaviours in relationship to emotional wellbeing. Reflecting on this question, it would seen that it’s as if we have […]

Making Assumptions About Children’s Sleep

by Ann Caird, IMPI graduate, mentor and founder of Nurturing Sleep Resolving baby and child sleep problems is an emotive subject at the best of times! There are many different approaches, theories, strategies and so much debate. It can be very confusing trying to tease out which theory or approach is best for your family. […]

The Mother:  The Effects of Mothers’ Stress on the Parent-Child Relationship and Sleep

by Kel Whittaker, Certified Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant   There is an internal self-struggle for many women as mothers. The mother instinctively wants to do everything right for her child and devote all her energy into that. However, the woman’s sense of self can suffer. This internal conflict of guilt can manifest to behavioural […]

Why Your Prenatal Folic Acid Might Not Be Enough…

by Jess Sherman, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Every woman of child bearing age is generally told to take 400mcg of folic acid daily.  Current government recommendations still hold that a deficiency of folic acid during pregnancy can lead to neural tube defects such as spina bifida in babies. While research still does support the need for adequate […]

International Maternity & Parenting Institute to Launch First Free Online Maternity & Child Sleep Summit for Expecting and New Parents in Response to Reuters

Recently on December 4 2014, Reuters Health posted an article on Children Sleep Coaches, how they vary in background, training and price. They wrote,” A new review of online advertisements from pediatric “sleep coaches” finds that more than half do not have any previous health care or educational experience, and most have no more than a […]

Top 5 mistakes parents make when introducing solids

by Jess Sherman, Registered Holistic Nutritionist   Relying on purees The most current infant feeding guidelines emphasize the need for textured foods right from the get-go.  6 month-olds typically have the muscle function they need to be able to negotiate chunks, even finger foods.  But different babies have different preferences.  Try purees, but also know that […]

Why Helping Couples Prepare Their Relationship for Parenthood Is a Crucial Component of Birth and Baby Prep

by Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC This is one of my favorite quotes: “The greatest gift a couple can give their baby is a loving relationship, because that relationship nourishes Baby’s development.” John and Julie Gottman, authors of And Baby Makes Three In a culture devoted to encouraging expecting couples, especially moms, to make healthy in […]

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