How one Canadian corporal is advocating for more postpartum support on base. It’s Multiple Birth Awareness Day AND The International Day for Women’s Health here in Canada. One of the core values at Bebo Mia is teaching excellence, and we strive everyday to help create a platform for people advocating for pre and postpartum mental and…

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Social media platforms, especially the vortex better known as a Facebook support group, have given (new) parents an opportunity to share their experiences, challenges, and resources in a way that would have been unfathomable in past generations. When baby insomnia a sleep regression strikes we are able to find support and #solidarity with just a few clicks,…

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I gave birth to my first daughter after my several years of infertility. And then 6 years later I had an unplanned pregnancy… I’m going to issue a Trigger Warning before even getting into this story because I know if I had to read a post like this 7 years ago, I would have loathed…

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I have been using a formula to get families sleeping better for the last 5+ years, and of course I use the method personally as well. I have to tell people again and again, “no, I am not a sleep trainer”.  Some wonder if I, like many others, are advertising a tear-free bedtime solution that will not…

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A baby shower can be the perfect way to set families up for success!  I’m going to start this blog post by saying I love me a good baby shower. Oh, I love the gathering of women, the devilled eggs and the swooning over the tiny little baby jumpers. I had all of that and more…

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  Our resident expert on all things eco-baby and the environment, Emma Rohmann, has shared her valuable insights with all of us on tomorrow’s Earth Hour. She believes that it takes more than an hour of turning off your lights to make a difference and teaches us that small changes can have a lasting impact…

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How the Health Care System Is Failing New Mothers  Like every other mother out there, I read this article about the death of baby Landon and my heart broke. But as a Lactation Consultant there were many other feelings that hit me like a ton of bricks, and one of them was anger. This chain of…

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Eco Baby on a Budget

What is greenwashing & why should we avoid it?! It’s important to recognize that a lot of effort goes into marketing products to make you feel good about using them but also to make you feel like you need them. Greenwashing occurs when false or misleading claims are made about the eco-friendliness of a product…

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Top 3 Healthy Nursery Questions Answered There is certainly more awareness of the potentially harmful ingredients in everyday products. You can see this in the questions popping up in parent groups and the rise of natural products and retailers. This is leading to more options on the market but also more confusion. While it is…

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Infant sleep education needs to happen during pregnancy.  For most doulas, a client expecting their first baby is typically not concerned about their future baby’s sleep, or how they will function with far less sleep than they typically need. Like me, they probably have a lot of questions about what to eat, what not to eat,…

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“When and how should I get my toddler into their own bed?” “Should I night wean before the baby comes?” “How do you manage putting both to bed when solo parenting?” “What are some ways to get my partner more involved in bedtime?” “How do you make sure baby gets a good nap when they…

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Attachment Parenting has become a huge ‘buzz’ word over the last few years, it may even be said that it has become a bad word. The mommy wars are intensifying at a rapid rate and some attribute this to the intense over-parenting or ‘helicopter parenting’ of the attachment parent. Those who feel they cannot live up…

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Yesterday I noticed these two pictures hanging in my 4 year old’s Jr. Kindergarten classroom. One poster reads ‘Love has no gender’ with ‘safe and positive space’ to the bottom left. The other was actually a 2SLGBTQQIA poster contest for the older kids in the school, the poster says ‘Pride to me means to be…

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Some like it HOT, and the summer countdown is most definitely ON like Donkey Kong! Just think about it…sun, surf, sand, a cool drink in your hand, toes in the pool, fun outdoor gatherings, and let’s not forget about Thoooose Suuuummer Niiiiights (I just know you grabbed a hairbrush and belted that out…don’t deny it!)…

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Recovering After Birth with Essential Oils Whether you are a new mom and have just giving birth to your first baby, or you are celebrating the birth of your second, third or 15th, one thing that is always on the recently post-delivery moms mind (beside that whole “caring for another human being thing”) is how…

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