doula training scholarship application bebo mia

Some of you have been sharing your Spring anticipation photos on Instagram… watching little shoots of green coming through the ground is exciting and we are living vicariously through anyone who is not shovelling mountains of snow like we are in Toronto. We have to trust that we will see grass again soon. In the…

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Twice a year we, the bebo mia team, lovingly dubbed by their community as the #bebobabes, wait excitedly for the doors to open for our Maternal Support Practitioner Certification program (aka doula training). The 13-week program is taught live online in the Spring and Fall and attracts women from all around the world. Like coming…

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Hello all! My name is Amber Dawn Tapley and I am the very proud Momma to one very wonderfully exuberant and enthusiastic little guy, Elijah River.  I have been blessed with his presence and I feel the wonder and weight of that every day. I have always been interested in holistic healing methods and am…

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Hi, I am Amanda Russell. In my former life, I trained to be a school psychometrist – IQ testing, and  tests for learning disabilities were my forte. Then, in 2004, my sister and brother-in-law invited me to attend the birth of my niece, who was the only survivor of triplets. I fell in love with…

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It’s that time of year again, the sweaters are coming out and we are pairing scarves and booties with our jeans. Well, ok that is not happening here in Toronto, we are still sweating away in our tank tops and shorts, but we are getting ready for the Fall programs. That means we have opened…

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  Meet Brittany – A retired military mama who is a single mom of two with huge goals with her scholarship!  Hello! My name is Brittany, and I am one of the scholarship winners. First off, I am so blessed and honored to have been chosen. Right now, I just couldn’t afford to pay for the…

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Meet Samantha: A wonderful mom to her 3 babies and the many children she fosters. I am so excited to say that I have been awarded a doula scholarship!! It is such a surreal thing for me. My name is Samantha. I identify myself as a wife, mother, and student. My husband is a Loss Prevention manager at a…

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We are now accepting doula scholarship applications for our Spring 2016 certification! We know that not everyone can afford the education necessary for their dream career. Globally, women, especially women with children in their care, miss out on educational opportunities which could lead to more earning potential. This is something that we are working to…

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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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  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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Baby brain, that’s a very real thing. Not only is your lil’ baby using all your ‘brain juice’ for themselves, but there are so many things to think about. ‘What is the best stroller?’ ‘How can I get all my work done before mat leave?’ ‘What the hell is labour going to be like?’ It’s a minefield…

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  What is the deal with push presents (or gash gifts – for those who have had a surgical birth)? The tradition of gift-giving to mothers after they have their baby(ies) has roots in parts of Asia and Europe, but has gained in popularity in North America in the last 20 years. The term ‘push present’ was first used in 1992…

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