The Truth About Perineal Massage

At some point during my first pregnancy, I read about perineal massage. What I remember reading was something like ‘Get out the olive oil and massage with firm and increasing pressure. Or, try dimming the lights and ask your partner to do it.  Who knows where it will lead!’  I can tell you that it…

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Mama Needs a New Vagina – Part I

Crappy OB + Skate Kick = New Vagina Ok, ok this may be a bit of an overshare, I have been known to do this sometimes, however, I would want to know about this if it was someone else’s journey… so, I am sharing the steps I had to take to get a new vagina.…

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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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Heather's Birth Story

It’s a GIRL! End of story. Just kidding – I will elaborate, as I’m sure many of you are curious and it’s a wonderful story that I’ve been looking forward to sharing. I will preface the story with her name: Coral Beverly Poppy Jones. ‘Coral’ has been on our list for 5 years now as…

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A Modern Family: And Baby Makes Two

At bebo mia, our mission is to support the modern family. In this new blog series, we are featuring some of the modern families we have had the privilege of calling clients and friends. Here is Nadia’s story of her journey to solo parenthood by choice. I recently found an old cigar box from my…

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Week 28 – Po-tEH-to, Po-tAH-to

I started my third trimester this week and I’m in a bit of denial. ‘October’ still sounds so far away, but the reality is that this baby could come in September, and it’s already the middle of July! I have said this a few times this week: if someone were to tell me it was…

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A bebo baby is born

  Remember this post where Adriana at UmlaPhoto captured the “day in the life” of bebo mia’s Becky during the last few weeks of her pregnancy? Well, at midnight on April 1st, little Gavin arrived and we are finally sharing his “Fresh 48” photos! Here’s a little piece of his story from Becky, and the…

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Week 11 – Fingers (and toes!) Crossed…

  ‘Cravings’ this week: – greek pasta salad – beaners and wieners (if you know what this is, I love you 10X more) – hard-boiled eggs – lots of mustard on any sandwich – homemade balsamic vinaigrette with lots of vinegar and lemon     I have started to feel a bit better this past…

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Week 9 – Carbs, cheese, anything salty please!

Those of you who know me well know that I am somewhat of a health nut in some people’s eyes. I love eating healthy, love the taste of healthy foods and how they make me feel. I’m a runner, I love weight training and exercise in general; if it’s active, count me in!   These…

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An Imperfect Hypnobirth

When we posed a question about Hypnobirthing on our Facebook wall, we were met with quite a positive response from those who used this technique during their births. Our friend Adriana, of UmlaPhoto, was eager to share her experience with you. No two birth stories are ever alike, and we love hearing and sharing the…

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Birth Photo Blog – You Won't Believe This!

WARNING: This post includes detailed photos of birth/crowning with client permission (and encouragement)   I dislocated my patella three weekends ago. One of the first thoughts that went through my mind was about my doula clients and their fast approaching due dates (my trip to Mexico coming up was only ahead in my mind by…

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Brazil Chooses Cesarean – Or Does It?

Two years ago, I was blessed to witness the birth of a beautiful baby girl. Little did I know that years later, her Auntie would offer me insight into a world I have had a hard time understanding. Her name is Suzanne Shub and she lives in Brazil, a country that has the highest cesarean…

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No One Knows Your Body Like You Do! A Natural Birth Story.

A bebo mia Hypnobirthing client and member of my favourite class, Prenatal Aquafit, had this to say about her self-discovery in the natural birth of her daughter!   “So many people (both men and women) were telling me that I wouldn’t do a natural drug-free birth and that I would be screaming for the epidural.…

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