what I wish people understood about pregnancy loss

Written by Meg Kant what I wish more people understood about pregnancy loss **Content warning** discussion of pregnancy loss  My first pregnancy ended in a second-trimester miscarriage; I delivered my baby, Zennon at 4.5 months pregnant. After losing Zennon many people in my life tried to help make me feel better but fell short. Their…

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A heartwarming story from an infertility support group

Written by Meg Kant A heartwarming story from an infertility support groups When I first launched my doula business my community didn’t have many, if any, resources to support those who were going through infertility. I knew there was a large gap in care and I wanted to help fill it. I often heard from…

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Doula skills and adding Fertility Specialist to my resume

Written by Tanika Connesero (Fertility Specialist)  My Journey to Becoming a Fertility Specialist I was inspired to study birth work while in my prenatal yoga teacher training.  I was shocked at just how little I knew about my body, my ovulatory cycle, and things that [can] impact my health and life, including the traumatic brain…

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Fertility Support That Meets Clients Where They’re At

  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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Fertility Doula – What Clients Want

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 bodyfeeding, just like…

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Surprise Pregnancy After Infertility

I gave birth to my first daughter after my several years of infertility. And then 6 years later I had an surprise pregnancy after infertility. 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…

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Is Plus Size Birth Really High Risk?

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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A Doula’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth After Infertility

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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…

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Now accepting Scholarship Applications for MSP Spring 2017!!!

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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 Scholarship Time!

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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Turn These 3 Household Items into a Pregnancy Test

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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Internet in the bedroom… and not in a sexy way!

    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…

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About Our Doula Directory

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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LGBTQ Fertility Awareness Week!

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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Fertility Yoga – Heal Your Cycle (Part 1)

  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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