'Mom-up' Your Baby Shower for an Easier Postpartum!

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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5 things no one tells you to pack in your hospital bag

You’ve got your hospital bag packed by the door, ready to grab when you’re in active labour. It has all the basics  and you’ll be especially thankful to have the following 5 items; these items are much needed but not often talked about. Olive Oil Many hospitals have a small bottle of this in their…

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Adventures of a NEW Doula

Adventures of a NEW Doula

You never forget moments in life that are “trajectory changers”. They are crucial and specific. They happen when you think life is just trucking along at a normal pace, when suddenly you’re thrown in a total opposite direction, almost as if you’re in a car crash, and spun around several times at an alarmingly fast…

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Putting “Sleep” Back into the Family Vocabulary

Ah, sleep. I remember you, you beautiful creature. I truly apologize for treating you so poorly back in my pre-30’s/pre-child days, because now you have become more elusive than a purple unicorn in a tutu handing out chocolate. Can y’all relate? If you can’t, well, I’m sorry but for your safety, we can’t be friends.…

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Beat the Heat with Summer Essentials!

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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Are You Choosing the Best Baby Carrier For Your Newborn?

The benefits of babywearing are endless! Not only does it give you back the use of both your hands, it gives your baby a nice snuggly place to sleep. It truly is win-win for you and your baby, but how do you know what the best baby carrier is before your baby arrives? That’s a tough…

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Turn These 3 Household Items into a Pregnancy Test

With the price of home pregnancy tests running at about $20 a pop, planning your baby can end up costing a pretty penny. Well, we love a DIY challenge, so the bebo mia girls started researching other options… heck, women had to figure out if they were pregnant before the days of digital home testing,…

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Is Pineapple Safe During Pregnancy?

Pineapple is one of those words (or fruits) that makes a pregnant woman’s ears perk up. There are so many conflicting opinions that even a quick ‘is pineapple safe during pregnancy’ search on Dr. Google doesn’t quite help.  Let’s try to answer this question today! Is pineapple safe in pregnancy? Yup…mostly! So why do people worry it is unsafe?…

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Aromatherapy for labour : Taking the Blahs Out!

Image Courtesy of: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/208896736/oil-burner-essential-oil-burner-copper Whether you have chosen to have a home birth or give birth in a hospital, whether you are going for a natural birth without intervention or can’t wait to get that epidural, whether this is your first time to the rodeo or you have season passes to the birth center…essential oils and aromatherapy for labour can…

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What does labour feel like?

What the heck will labour feel like?! This is a thought that plagues pregnant women… We get it, we were there too. Our latest vlog will walk you through why you have the feelings you do with your contractions/surges. Want to know why we say child birth hurts like $&@*?! Check out this blog post…

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Why Bother with Birth Plans?

Download your free birth plan worksheet & checklist here! Very recently we did a photo shoot and it just so happened our hairdresser was pregnant (our favourite kind of person!). She ended up asking us all sorts of questions and we asked her if she had a birth plan. She responded with “My what? I don’t…

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A Sleep Article Rant

One of the more thoughtful gifts I received when I was pregnant with my son was a subscription to Today’s Parent magazine. For the past two years, I have enjoyed flipping through the articles, finding stories I’ve enjoyed or trying some great recipes. When I saw the cover of this month’s (February 2015) issue, with…

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About Our Doula Directory

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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Starting September on the Right Foot!

You can feel it in the air, the inevitable end to summer is finally here. For me, it is always a little bittersweet. In a way I’m sad to see it go, but in another way I am glad to get back into ‘my routine’. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, but by the end…

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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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