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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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5 things no one tells you to pack in your hospital bag

You’ve got your hospital bag packed by the door, ready to grab when you’re in active labour. It has all the basics  and you’ll be especially thankful to have the following 5 items; these items are much needed but not often talked about. Olive Oil Many hospitals have a small bottle of this in their…

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What does labour feel like?

What the heck will labour feel like?! This is a thought that plagues pregnant women… We get it, we were there too. Our latest vlog will walk you through why you have the feelings you do with your contractions/surges. Want to know why we say child birth hurts like $&@*?! Check out this blog post…

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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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Heather's Birth Plan – Better late than never!

Heather & Ken Jones – Birth Plan for Number Two!   People attending the birth (*potentially) – Ken: partner – *Caimen: son – *Beverly: Heather’s mom (there for Caimen or to take him away if he/I want) – Natasha Marchand: doula (Bianca Sprague is my secondary doula) – Christie Kavaratzis: primary midwife – Jennifer Gardiner:…

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Week 31 – Update, Time and Lists

I’ll start this week with an update from my last appointment like I said I would. I saw my secondary midwife, who is equally as wonderful as my primary, and we broached the due date subject right off the bat. She said that they have chatted about what they think makes the most sense, and…

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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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Week 17: Oh the Pressure!

Cravings this week: not as many and mostly healthy!   – baba ganoush – oranges – ataulfo mango – lettuce – tomato   So it’s taken me a while to write this post. I’ve been blaming my crazy calendar and that I have been busier in April than I have ever been in my life, however…

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A bebo baby is born

  Remember this post where Adriana at UmlaPhoto captured the “day in the life” of bebo mia’s Becky during the last few weeks of her pregnancy? Well, at midnight on April 1st, little Gavin arrived and we are finally sharing his “Fresh 48” photos! Here’s a little piece of his story from Becky, and the…

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Week 13 – Slow Down!!!

  Cravings this week: – bean salad (my stepmom, B’s, home made recipe) – cilantro – orange juice – cottage cheese – still on the mustard train   A client of ours recently described time as melting away, and I couldn’t agree more. I was 13 weeks on Monday this week, which means I’m entering into…

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Week 11 – Fingers (and toes!) Crossed…

  ‘Cravings’ this week: – greek pasta salad – beaners and wieners (if you know what this is, I love you 10X more) – hard-boiled eggs – lots of mustard on any sandwich – homemade balsamic vinaigrette with lots of vinegar and lemon     I have started to feel a bit better this past…

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Week 9 – Carbs, cheese, anything salty please!

Those of you who know me well know that I am somewhat of a health nut in some people’s eyes. I love eating healthy, love the taste of healthy foods and how they make me feel. I’m a runner, I love weight training and exercise in general; if it’s active, count me in!   These…

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Birth Photo Blog – You Won't Believe This!

WARNING: This post includes detailed photos of birth/crowning with client permission (and encouragement)   I dislocated my patella three weekends ago. One of the first thoughts that went through my mind was about my doula clients and their fast approaching due dates (my trip to Mexico coming up was only ahead in my mind by…

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bebo mia client talks about BREASTFEEDING!

  Bebo mia was lucky enough to sit down with Deepa Maceachern, former bebo mia client and the mother of adorable 17-month old Andrew.  The last time we saw Deepa was just after Andrew’s birth– a birth so extraordinary that it ended up in the papers! We wanted to ask her a few questions about her…

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