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7 Pelvic Health Tips to Empower Your Doula Clients

There’s no doubt that as a doula, your clients and others in your community look to you for information surrounding pregnancy, birth and the transition into parenthood. As a pelvic health physiotherapist with a focus on prenatal and postpartum care, I hear daily from expecting and new moms – ‘why did no one tell me?’…

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Now accepting Scholarship Applications for MSP Spring 2017!!!

doula training scholarship application bebo mia

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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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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The Truth About Perineal Massage

At some point during my first pregnancy, I read about perineal massage. What I remember reading was something like ‘Get out the olive oil and massage with firm and increasing pressure. Or, try dimming the lights and ask your partner to do it.  Who knows where it will lead!’  I can tell you that it…

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Aromatherapy for labour : Taking the Blahs Out!

Image Courtesy of: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/208896736/oil-burner-essential-oil-burner-copper Whether you have chosen to have a home birth or give birth in a hospital, whether you are going for a natural birth without intervention or can’t wait to get that epidural, whether this is your first time to the rodeo or you have season passes to the birth center…essential oils and aromatherapy for labour can…

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Why Bother with Birth Plans?

Download your free birth plan worksheet & checklist here! Very recently we did a photo shoot and it just so happened our hairdresser was pregnant (our favourite kind of person!). She ended up asking us all sorts of questions and we asked her if she had a birth plan. She responded with “My what? I don’t…

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5 Reasons Childbirth Hurts Like !*#@!

I’m going to start this blog off by saying I am not your typical Doula. Many people are surprised to hear that this was what I chose to do as a career path. Let me rephrase and say that I am not your stereotypical doula. Many of us doulas are not the ‘tree hugging, granola…

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