Terms and Conditions

These terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access this website. These terms and conditions or use are subject to change at any time and without notice.


All stories told on this blog are in compliance with HIPPA regulations. Any details have been changed to protect patient identity and privacy. If my stories closely resemble your experience in labor or birth, it is by mere coincidence. I am not writing about you and/or your family.

Medical Disclosure

I am not a doctor nor medical expert. All content provided on Beyond Sleepy Smiles, including medical opinion and any other health related information, is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. The information you find on this site should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. While all attempts are made to present accurate information, it may not be appropriate for your specific circumstances and information may become outdated over time. The access and use of any content on this website does not guarantee any specific results and any reliance you place on information found on this blog is strictly at your own risk.

I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information. Under no circumstance will I be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages whatsoever from the display, or in connection with, the use of this information.

Any health or medical related articles found on this website are documentation of my own experiences and not suggestions for you to follow. The views on this website are personal opinions only and do not represent the opinions or policies of any provider or institution that I am affiliated with. Furthermore, advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their own views and content — which do not necessarily represent the views of Beyond Sleepy Smiles or it’s members.

Use of this site and the information within it does not substitute a provider-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of a trusted medical provider for the diagnosis or treatment of any concerns you have concerning your own health or the health of others.

Affiliate and Advertisement Disclosure

Beyond Sleepy Smiles may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Please note that Beyond Sleepy Smiles may have financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on this website. This means that some posts on this website may contain affiliate links for which I may receive a small commission if my viewers choose to utilize the links within my content. You will never pay more when buying a product through my link. Not all links are affiliate links, but some of them are. I only promote products and services that I have used myself and would recommend to my family and friends.

This blog may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and other various topics. Any product, claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

Privacy Policy

What Information Do We Collect and How Is It Used?

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Your Data

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Readers are welcome to link to content found on Beyond Sleepy Smiles. Pinning to Pinterest is welcomed and appreciated. Please credit Beyond Sleepy Smiles and any sources credited in the original post when sharing content and keep in mind that all images and text on this site are property of Beyond Sleepy Smiles or used with permission from the respective photographer. Photos used on Beyond Sleepy Smiles are used with the knowledge and permission of the respective photographer or are believed to be readily available in the public domain and used under protection of the Copyright Act of Canada.

If you own the copyright to a photo used on my website and it is not properly credited, please contact me at chantel@beyondsleepysmiles.ca so that I can give proper credit or remove it.

Please note that all content found on Beyond Sleepy Smiles is my unique work. No portion of the site may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, or sold for any purpose without expressed written consent from me. Whenever sharing from my site, please do not remove any watermarks, crop, or edit images for any reason. All printables offered are for personal use only.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

Beyond Sleepy Smiles may change this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice.


Last Updated: September 2020

Your Acceptance To These Terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. Your continued use of this site following the posting of this policy will be deemed your acceptance of these terms.

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact me at chantel@beyondsleepysmiles.ca.

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