bebo mia doula training scholarship winner

For the Fall 2018 Doula  Maternal Support Practitioner Program Scholarship at bebo mia inc we had some amazing applicants and are thrilled to present our winners’ submissions. With the help of some incredible sponsors like Olivia Scobie & community partners  we were able to offer 7  Scholarships to our combined fertility, birth and postpartum doula training. This…

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Doula Training Scholarship

  bebo mia’s Spring 2018 Maternal Support Practitioner Program saw some incredible applications for the various scholarships that were offered. We are thrilled to present our winners’ submissions. With the help of some incredible sponsors like Olivia Scobie & Candice Tizzard of Stages Doula, we were able to offer 6 Scholarships to the very first round of our extended…

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Social media platforms, especially the vortex better known as a Facebook support group, have given (new) parents an opportunity to share their experiences, challenges, and resources in a way that would have been unfathomable in past generations. When baby insomnia a sleep regression strikes we are able to find support and #solidarity with just a few clicks,…

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I have been using a formula to get families sleeping better for the last 5+ years, and of course I use the method personally as well. I have to tell people again and again, “no, I am not a sleep trainer”.  Some wonder if I, like many others, are advertising a tear-free bedtime solution that will not…

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Good baby, bad habits?  Sleep seems to be treated as this dirty little secret in parenting.  If you are an expectant parent, you might be warned that babies wake up a lot at night, but you probably don’t think it will be all that bad.  Or if it is, certainly you will be able to…

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“When and how should I get my toddler into their own bed?” “Should I night wean before the baby comes?” “How do you manage putting both to bed when solo parenting?” “What are some ways to get my partner more involved in bedtime?” “How do you make sure baby gets a good nap when they…

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Attachment Parenting has become a huge ‘buzz’ word over the last few years, it may even be said that it has become a bad word. The mommy wars are intensifying at a rapid rate and some attribute this to the intense over-parenting or ‘helicopter parenting’ of the attachment parent. Those who feel they cannot live up…

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There is just too much to rebut in the recent controversial blog post asking “Is Attachment Parenting a Plot to Force Women Back Into the Home”?  – but what annoys me the most is the discussion around the motives of those who promote attachment parenting, as well as the inaccurate description of what attachment parenting is, so I will…

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What do you really need for your baby?! We often joke that all you need for baby is a big bed and a carrier, but realistically, we know that getting ready for baby is exciting, and so is the shopping! That being said, we want you to spend your money wisely and avoid big ticket baby…

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The benefits of babywearing are endless! Not only does it give you back the use of both your hands, it gives your baby a nice snuggly place to sleep. It truly is win-win for you and your baby, but how do you know what the best baby carrier is before your baby arrives? That’s a tough…

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Let’s get you laid-back breastfeeding When I support a new mom or a mom having challenges with breastfeeding, one of the first things I suggest is laid-back breastfeeding, also known as biological nurturing. It’s an easy concept: lay back, relax and get comfortable with yourself and baby and allow baby to follow her natural breastfeeding instincts. For a…

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Very recently I was surfing the web while breastfeeding (as I quite often do) and I came across this article on brexting. I couldn’t tell if my blood began to boil because this was yet another way the modern mom is ‘doing it wrong’ or because I was caught red handed. To be fair, I…

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co-sleeping

Elizabeth Boyce posted about her beautiful family bed this week and it has (re?)sparked the co-sleeping/family bed discussion. Sleep is hands down the number one question we get from our postpartum clients and we always say the same thing…: Public Health Agency of Canada and the American Academy of Pediatrics does not support sleeping with…

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  My partner, Alana, and I were at TURF music festival a couple of weekends ago. We had left our daughter at home for the weekend and we were surprised to see how many families came with their little ones. It was fabulous to see – she will join us next year. On the Friday,…

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Short Answer: No Long Answer: You can never hold your baby TOO much. You will not spoil your baby by attending to their needs. Your baby is not manipulating you by crying; it is their only way to communicate. My partner and I tried for 3 years before we finally conceived my daughter. For those three years (and many before that), I dreamed of the day I could…

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