Happy Plaid Friday


Conceived from the idea of “weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses”, Plaid Friday creates a twist for how this time of year can delight and bring joy.

Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed to point to both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Ask us about a product and while we’re wrapping it up we’re likely to tell you a story about a family owned business, creator as well as someone we know and love who has used that very nurtured product in their parenting.

Be Nurtured this weekend with specials on now through Cyber Monday that are extra perfect for gift giving.  Our Plaid Friday offerings are listed in the sale section on www.nurtured.ca and also available in our Agricola Street shop.

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Stem Cell Study Offers Hope

parents_cordbloodCord Blood banking has evolved greatly, especially since Nurtured first opened. Now, more than ever we hear questions and conversation arise in cord blood banking being a part of birth planning.

Our Cord Blood Education workshop here in Halifax with Insception Lifebank has shared a wealth of knowledge with expectant parents regarding clinical trials and treatments as well as emerging research. This article shares big news in their field.

Early Clinical Research Reports Positive Results in Autism Trial

(Link – http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/05/health/autism-cord-blood-stem-cells-duke-study/)

Read about the phase 1 study at Duke University that assessed 25 children with autism spectrum disorder who received treatment with their own cord blood. More >>

What is cord blood and tissue?

  • Cord blood is the blood that remains in your baby’s umbilical cord and placenta
  • Cord blood is a rich source of stem cells and other important cells
  • Cord tissue is a small segment of the baby’s umbilical cord, which is a rich source of different stem cells not found in cord blood

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(Link – https://www.insception.com/why-bank-cord-blood?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=nf717)

Prenatal and Childbirth Education Classes in Halifax


Looking for Childbirth Education Classes in Halifax?

There are still a few spots for expecting couples available for our May Prenatal Classes!

Providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, our Childbirth Preparation Classes for parents-to-be in HRM are created to be welcoming and informative. When instructor, Wanda Cox, prepared for her own first childbirth experience in 1997 she did what she thought she was suppose to do; “I took a hospital-based prenatal class, read some books and, I thought I was ready.”  In these workshops, you and your partner will gain knowledge and build confidence as you plan and prepare for birth and postpartum. You’ll also be led through that information from caring and nurturing childbirth educators and active working doulas. We know nothing beats compassionate, comprehensive, hands-on learning! These classes are such an amazing resource.

Many of us need a personalized experience to retain information (especially with baby brain!), and we’ve heard time and time again how much of a difference these interactive classes make for new parents. The evidence based information, visual aids and the instructor’s regular interaction with recent local births ensures you will feel confident, informed and empowered for your labour and birth experience.

The workshop is comprehensive and includes:

  • Prenatal Exercise and Nutrition
  • The Process of Labour
  • Common hospital procedure and Interventions
  • Birth Planning
  • Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
  • Newborn Care and Breastfeeding

Our upcoming May dates include two Wednesday evenings, May 17th and 24th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Wanda is a Certified Birth and Post Partum Doula, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Lamaze Certified Birth Educator and trained Lactation Educator.

Our Prenatal and Childbirth Education classes collaborate with Wanda Cox as well as Jen Hammond of Pampered Mamas Doula Services. Both instructors are marvellous! Jen is a Childbirth Educator and certified (and incredibly well respected) birth doula in the community who encourages expectant couples to trust in the process of birth. Jen’s next prenatal class is scheduled for Saturday,  July 8th, 10-5pm.

Both instructors classes are scheduled now through December 2017. Don’t delay. Space is limited.