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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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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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