Ashley Hornberger Fall 2020 Queers for Queer Care Award Winner

  Hey bebo mia fam! My name is Ashley and I’m so excited to start this new journey. My wife is in the US military so we’re currently stationed abroad with our 3-year-old daughter. We’ve been together for 15 years- before gay marriage was legal, before being gay in the military was legal, or before…

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Tijuana Ray – Fall 2020 Black Moms Connection Award Winner

My name is Tijuana Ray, I am originally from Augusta, Georgia. Augusta is known for its big golf tournament held every year known as the Masters but to me, it’s just home.  I am the oldest of my two sisters.  I have four children, two sons, and two daughters. My sons are 22 and 26…

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Indonesian Doula & Childbirth Educator Advocate Zahra: Fall 2018 MSP (Doula Training) Scholarship Winner

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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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Spring 2018 Doula Scholarship Winner: Laci Larson

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  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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Birth Of A Doula: Lyndsey's Scholarship Story

For the Spring 2018 Doula Scholarship submissions for the  Maternal Support Practitioner Program 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 & Candice Tizzard of Stages Doula, we were able to offer 6 Scholarships to the very first…

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Unplanned Pregnancy after Infertility – Part 3, The Birth

I guess I’m lucky. I get to share my birth story during National (US)/ Canadian Infertility Awareness Week and International Cesarean Awareness Month. 2 for 1 ;) I have already written about accidentally becoming pregnant after years of learning to accept having an only child, then being diagnosed with placenta previa. So now the only thing…

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Scholarship Winner: Jennifer uses her birth story to inspire her future

In our last Scholarship Winner post we talked about the whirlwind Spring 2017 we had! We had our largest MSP Class EVER, we launched another amazing course with our awesome friend & colleague, Olivia Scobie, the Diverse Families Certification. We are more than halfway through the summer here in Toronto and are excitedly preparing for the arrival of…

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Scholarship Winner: Hayden Connects Her Faith to doula work

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Here at bebo mia inc. we have had a whirlwind Spring 2017. We had our largest MSP Class EVER, we launched another amazing course with our awesome friend & colleague, Olivia Scobie, the Diverse Families Certification and we are excitedly preparing for the arrival of Natasha’s second baby and collectively our third #bebobaby. We have…

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Adventures of a NEW Doula

Adventures of a NEW Doula

You never forget moments in life that are “trajectory changers”. They are crucial and specific. They happen when you think life is just trucking along at a normal pace, when suddenly you’re thrown in a total opposite direction, almost as if you’re in a car crash, and spun around several times at an alarmingly fast…

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Mama Needs a New Vagina – Part I

Crappy OB + Skate Kick = New Vagina Ok, ok this may be a bit of an overshare, I have been known to do this sometimes, however, I would want to know about this if it was someone else’s journey… so, I am sharing the steps I had to take to get a new vagina.…

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My Thoughts On Home Birth

I chose to share my home birth story, and thoughts on home birth in response to this article: http://www.popsugar.com/moms/What-Home-Birth-Like-36487613 I have read this article over several times now, and every time, it seems I have a different opinion or a different flood of emotion. The topic of home birth can be a polarizing one, with…

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Heather's Birth Story

It’s a GIRL! End of story. Just kidding – I will elaborate, as I’m sure many of you are curious and it’s a wonderful story that I’ve been looking forward to sharing. I will preface the story with her name: Coral Beverly Poppy Jones. ‘Coral’ has been on our list for 5 years now as…

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A Modern Family: And Baby Makes Two

At bebo mia, our mission is to support the modern family. In this new blog series, we are featuring some of the modern families we have had the privilege of calling clients and friends. Here is Nadia’s story of her journey to solo parenthood by choice. I recently found an old cigar box from my…

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Week 29 and Feelin' Fine!

This post is supposed to be a short update about how my midwife appointment was last week, BUT…I didn’t go! I was at a birth instead which was exciting for a few reasons: 1. Births are always exciting! 2. The couple was amazing (as are all of my clients ;))! 3. It was my last…

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Week 28 – Po-tEH-to, Po-tAH-to

I started my third trimester this week and I’m in a bit of denial. ‘October’ still sounds so far away, but the reality is that this baby could come in September, and it’s already the middle of July! I have said this a few times this week: if someone were to tell me it was…

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