Before I started co-teaching the bebo mia Fertility Support Course I had always worked one-on-one with individuals living with fertility issues, both as a yoga therapist and a fertility doula.  Inspired by Natasha’s amazing fertility support groups recently decided to launch a Mind-Body-Fertility Support Group on my own here in Brussels. As my course…

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As a doula it is likely you have, or will have, clients who have conceived through fertility treatment. In many ways these clients have pregnancies like any other. Your client may or may not experience morning sickness, may or may not have a specific birth plan, may or may not plan on breastfeeding, just like…

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I gave birth to my first daughter after my several years of infertility. And then 6 years later I had an unplanned pregnancy… I’m going to issue a Trigger Warning before even getting into this story because I know if I had to read a post like this 7 years ago, I would have loathed…

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If you are anything like us you might have spent the last few months shedding tears over episodes of ‘This Is Us’. And, if you haven’t had a chance to check out this awesome series sorry in advance for a tiny spoiler alert. Also, start watching immediately after you read this!  Now, as if we…

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The struggle with infertility can be one of the most challenging (sad, disappointing, traumatic…you name it!) experiences of someone’s life. In fact, research shows that women experiencing infertility have emotional stress levels similar to cancer patients. What doulas, and any person working in the maternal health field need to know is that the thoughts/feelings associated…

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It’s almost that time of year again where birth is everywhere. The Spring baby wave will be starting, flowers will be blooming and we are all anxiously waiting for #ApriltheGiraffe to have her baby. Here at the bebo mia headquarters we are all hustling to get ready to welcome a new wave of students into…

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It’s that time of year again, the sweaters are coming out and we are pairing scarves and booties with our jeans. Well, ok that is not happening here in Toronto, we are still sweating away in our tank tops and shorts, but we are getting ready for the Fall programs. That means we have opened…

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With the price of home pregnancy tests running at about $20 a pop, planning your baby can end up costing a pretty penny. Well, we love a DIY challenge, so the bebo mia girls started researching other options… heck, women had to figure out if they were pregnant before the days of digital home testing,…

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  1 in 5 of the bebo mia birth clients we serve have gone through some form of fertility assistance, whether it is charting support, medications, IVF, IUI or some other support. This means that there is a period, sometimes years and years, of trying to conceive (TTC). What I learned from watching Natasha I…

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Baby brain, that’s a very real thing. Not only is your lil’ baby using all your ‘brain juice’ for themselves, but there are so many things to think about. ‘What is the best stroller?’ ‘How can I get all my work done before mat leave?’ ‘What the hell is labour going to be like?’ It’s a minefield…

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There has been an interesting shift in the modern family in the last decade or two, particularly in the last few years. According to Census Canada, same sex marriage has almost tripled in the last 5 years! The 2011 census found that there was 64,575 same-sex couple families. Now, not to say all these couples…

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  I remember the days, the days just before AF (Aunt Flow) arrived, when I couldn’t decide whether to buy an econobox of tampons or an equally large box of home pregnancy tests. I would try my best not to get my hopes up, but any little sign (sore boobs, a slightly queasy tummy, being…

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Today marks the first day of Infertility Awareness Week. I know there are lots of days/weeks/months dedicated to various causes, but this infertility is very dear to my heart, and very much in need of some awareness. I know we have all heard the stats: nearly 1 in 6 couples suffer from infertility, yet for some reason it…

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If you have ever dealt with infertility then you are familiar with the question ‘why me’. After every negative pregnancy test, every loss, every failed treatment ‘why me?’ is the first question we ask. Why is it so hard for ME to get pregnant? Why is it so easy for everyone else? Why have I been chosen to walk…

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