Grief and loss

Kindness And Comfort Through The Power In Community: MSP Spring 2019 Scholarship Winner

For the Spring 2019 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 8  full Scholarships and 8 partial Scholarships to our combined fertility, birth…

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Stages Doula and Photography Gives Back

We are over the moon excited to announce that Candice Tizzard of Stages Doula and Photography is a scholarship sponsor for our Spring 2018 Doula Training session. Why are we so excited? Because Candice was one of our first partial scholarship winners and now she is ready to give back! Candice is currently the owner of a…

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My abusive relationship with my uterus – Part III

See Part II here The Pre-Op Well, it is pre-op day. Alana and I walk over to the hospital and chat about my fabulous lunch date I had just had with my friend Natalie. Natalie is brilliant and a quiet & sweetly fierce and radical feminist and her energy was the perfect fix for my…

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My abusive relationship with my uterus – Part II

See Part I here. The Diagnosis & Prognosis I am sick with worry as Alana and I go to the appointment this week. I am so sure I am going to find out I have cancer and I go to the worst case scenario. My community of women that love the shit out of me…

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She Gave it a Tri

Among the fun and festivities of the fall, Thanksgiving, and Halloween, October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This is something that is so often not spoken about, as so many are unsure how to support friends or family who have experienced a miscarriage, or lost a baby. In the past few months,…

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Swimming and the Mini Tri

Tomorrow is the big race and I hope I’ve saved the best story for last.  Swimming.  When I decided to do this triathlon, I knew from the start that the biggest challenge for me would be the swim.  I didn’t learn to float swim until I was 10 years old.  I had never had any…

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Kelly's Triathlon – The Run Part 2

The morning of the race, I felt a nervous excitement and had Matthew drop me off.  It was overcast and rainy.  I told Matt that if it was really difficult with the kids in tow and raining he didn’t need to be there.  “Besides”, I said “Look, there are thousands of keeners all ready to…

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Kelly's Triathlon for Damian – The Run

Continuing with her goal to raise money for Damian’s Campaign and to complete her first triathlon, Kelly journals about training for the RUN component. Her first obstacle? A 5k marathon! It was summer and I was feeling motivated.  I got to the gym regularly and while I wasn’t seeing the pounds and inches roll off, I was…

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Kelly's Triathlon for Damian

Kelly, a very brave and hilarious friend of bebo mia, has decided to raise money for Damian’s Campaign by participating in her first triathlon while we read (and laugh) along with her. Below is her first blog post, there will be many more to follow until the big triathlon in the fall!   Exactly a…

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A Tribute to my Father – by bebo mia CEO Bianca Sprague

It has been one month today since the passing of my father and it has been a really hard time for me and my family (not to mention so many friends and my family’s community). I find myself today sitting in the sun on the patio of a beautiful café in Chicago, Illinois feeling remarkably…

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