Pregnancy

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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Breastfeeding While Pregnant: Salty Milk!

My little lady Amelia was two and a half when I fell pregnant with my second little lady. After suffering a miscarriage the year before, I had trouble attaching to the idea of a second baby (and no, breastfeeding while pregnant is in no way related to miscarriage). I therefore had no desire to wean…

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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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