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How the heck did I end up in a doula training?!

The broken path that led me to my doula training. When I trace my steps back to how I got here, my path was so unpredictable and tumultuous, it could almost be a movie. Starting at the beginning… After a cervical cancer scare in 2005, I was faced with the fact that treatment may leave me…

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Letting Go of My 'Small Christmas' Guilt

Last week this blog post went viral. A mother was made to feel guilty (surprise!) by the number of gifts she had piled around the Christmas tree…and the fire place, and the sofa. As soon as she posted her Christmas photo she was told she was materialistic and that her kids would grow up to be spoiled.…

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Is Pineapple Safe During Pregnancy?

Pineapple is one of those words (or fruits) that makes a pregnant woman’s ears perk up. There are so many conflicting opinions that even a quick ‘is pineapple safe during pregnancy’ search on Dr. Google doesn’t quite help.  Let’s try to answer this question today! Is pineapple safe in pregnancy? Yup…mostly! So why do people worry it is unsafe?…

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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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Can we talk about money for a minute?

We want to talk seriously for a moment because this topic needs some care. Very few are talking about it, and if they do, it’s a quiet email sent to us asking, ‘is this normal?’ This is not something she can bring up in front of her friends or family. We all know that finances can be…

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FEATURED DOULA! Boobs and Babies: That’s Why I Have Two

My Boobs, My Babies Here’s the thing, I never intended to breastfeed one child past a year, let alone two at one time, but as soon as I became a mother to my first son, I knew our breastfeeding journey would last for what feels like a life time.   My boys, Nolan and Cody,…

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Netflix and Breastfeed

Very recently I was surfing the web while breastfeeding (as I quite often do) and I came across this article on brexting. I couldn’t tell if my blood began to boil because this was yet another way the modern mom is ‘doing it wrong’ or because I was caught red handed. To be fair, I…

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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 I…

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bed-sharing like sleeping with a knife?!

co-sleeping

Elizabeth Boyce posted about her beautiful family bed this week and it has (re?)sparked the co-sleeping/family bed discussion. Sleep is hands down the number one question we get from our postpartum clients and we always say the same thing…: Public Health Agency of Canada and the American Academy of Pediatrics does not support sleeping with…

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