The Ultimate Doula Gift Guide 2023
ii tifggift gfor The Ultimate Doula Gift Guide 2023 Written by Meg Kant If you are a doula, or you love someone who is a doula then this guide for gift is going to make your life a whole lot easier. We have put together a list of tried and tested things that doulas love…Read More
Four unexpected things that got my business off the ground
Written by Meg Kant Four unexpected things that got my business off the ground In 2015 when I signed up for my Maternal Support Practitioner training (aka doula training), I didn’t fully comprehend that I’d likely be starting my own doula business. It wasn’t until we dove into the business aspects of the MSP course…Read More
why parents of ‘spirited’ babies need support, not judgement
Written by Meg Kant why parents of ‘spirited’ babies need support, not criticism Some define a ‘spirited’ baby (also referred to as high temperament, fussy, colicky, difficult) as: a baby with some or all of the following traits: a high needs temperament; challenging to settle; cries often; struggles with transitions; difficulty sleeping; temperamental feeding; uncomfortable…Read More
Not Everyone Knows What You Know
Written by Meg Kant Not everyone knows what you know Everyone knows the things that I know Sometimes when I am talking to people out and about in the world I forget that all the information floating around in my brain isn’t common knowledge. As I am covering certain topics I notice myself not always…Read More
Processing Trauma: The time I f*cked up and posted a blog I shouldn’t have
Written by Meg Kant Processing Trauma The time I posted a blog I shouldn’t have CONTENT WARNING: PREGNANCY LOSS If you happened to read last week’s blog, then you know that I specialize in working with pregnant people + parents who are at risk of developing and/or have a PMAD (Perinatal Mood + Anxiety Disorder).…Read More
How Having a PMAD Made Me a Better Doula
Written by Meg Kant IF YOU WOULD RATHER LISTEN TO ME READ THIS BLOG, CLICK HERE I want to start off by saying that having a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) is awful. It is not something I would wish on anyone, ever. AND as I reflect on my experience of having antenatal depression/anxiety,…Read More
5 Things To Do When Your Client Feels Like They’re Failing
Feeling like a failure as a parent seems almost inevitable… If I had to count the number of times I felt like I was doing something wrong, or not cutting it as a parent, I would be well beyond my fingers and toes. At every milestone it seems there is a new curveball that…Read More
How to Easily Niche Your Doula Business…And Why You Should!
Ok, we are just going to lay it on you straight. We spend a lot of time online, and a lot of time in Facebook groups keeping up with our community. Something that comes up a lot in all kinds of online spaces is that quite often brand new doulas, understandably excited to get their…Read More
Now accepting Scholarship Applications for MSP Spring 2018!!!
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…Read More
Alumni in Action – Catching up with Maternal Oak Doula
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…Read More
Scholarship Winner: A Mama Adding 'Doula' to her Holistic Skills
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…Read More
Scholarship Winner: A Mama Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health
Hello Lovelies! I’m Nadine – Momma to Mairead, wife to Dan and a lover of all things pregnancy, birth and babies. My earliest memory of when I knew I was destined for birth work was when I was 9 years old. I had failed a math test at school and shamefully hid the…Read More
Scholarship Winner: Steps to Motherhood Through Education
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…Read More
It's Scholarship Time!
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…Read More
Scholarship Winner: Army mama of two with huge goals!
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…Read More
Scholarship Winner: Passionate About Supporting Young Mothers!
Meet Joei – A wonderful mom of two that is committed to supporting young mothers through their parenting journeys. I’ve always known I wanted to be a mom – but I never knew just how much I would love pregnancy and birth! I used to be someone who feared pain, would cry at the tiniest…Read More