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The doula business struggles (there is a happy ending)…

  My launch into the doula business world was less than stellar, I have to admit. It was clumsy, riddled with mistakes, and lonely. Why? I’ve got two reasons: Lack of training Lack of support And I minored in business, I could only imagine how other doulas felt! Don’t worry though, this story has a happy…

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Learning from a bloody nose.

  My partner, Alana, and I were at TURF music festival a couple of weekends ago. We had left our daughter at home for the weekend and we were surprised to see how many families came with their little ones. It was fabulous to see – she will join us next year. On the Friday,…

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Breastfeeding to Doulas, In a Much Needed Area!

Each year bebo mia set aside a small scholarship fund for their Maternal Support Practitioner Program (aka Doula Certification). Each year we talk with the most unbelievable women, strong, supportive women who are true community leaders. Often times, these women do not have the resources to jump into a doula training, but want it so bad I can…

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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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Tips for Battling Cold and Flu during Pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, her immune system takes a nosedive. The woman’s body does this to prevent the baby from being rejected as the body sees it as a “foreign object.” The best tip for battling the common cold or flu virus during pregnancy is to avoid people who have a cold or the…

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Week 29 and Feelin' Fine!

This post is supposed to be a short update about how my midwife appointment was last week, BUT…I didn’t go! I was at a birth instead which was exciting for a few reasons: 1. Births are always exciting! 2. The couple was amazing (as are all of my clients ;))! 3. It was my last…

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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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Journey to Motherhood

We love celebrating pregnancy, especially when it happens to members of our team! While Heather is blogging here about the beginnings of her second pregnancy, bebo mia team member Becky is in the final weeks of her first pregnancy, and is capturing it on camera, thanks to Adriana at UmlaPhoto. Becky shares the story of…

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Guest Post – Carrie Duncan, Four Bees Photography

      Everyone knows that hiring a photographer is a staple for your wedding day, but what about for your baby’s birth day? While more popular in the US, birth photography is quickly rising in popularity in Canada…and for good reason! When we connected with Carrie Duncan of Four Bees Photography, we were captivated…

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