The Pregnancy Itch

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No, we aren’t talking about that itch to¬†get¬†pregnant, although many people experience that too. We are talking about itchiness during pregnancy. There are several causes of itchiness during pregnancy and while most are common, some are not. What Makes You…

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World Breastfeeding Week – In Public!

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We will admit that we struggled this week with how to address World Breastfeeding Week. Not all of our clients breastfeeding, whether at all or exclusively. And we support all choices. What we did realize is that all new parents…

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Best Postpartum Workouts in Toronto

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Having a baby can leave you feeling a little out of touch with your body. Your hips may be wider, your feet may be bigger, you may find you move in different ways. If you were particularly active before and…

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Is Placenta Encapsulation Safe?

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Last week, a statement from the CDC made many in the birthing world sit up and take notice. An infant diagnosed with late-onset GBS infection had undergone testing and the GBS strain they were infected with was linked to the…

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Another Car Seat Safety Blog

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We know what you are thinking, “here we go again”. Car seat safety blogs, and sanctimommies, are a dime a dozen on the internet. They spout off statistics like “5 times safer” and “rear face as long as possible, even…

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A Few Of Our Favourite (Baby) Things

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Walking into a baby store can be overwhelming. So many options, so many things… Do you really need it all? You might not need it all, every families needs are different. But there are some things that most families will…

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Gay Intended Parents Need Doulas Too!

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Toronto Family Doulas works with the Managing Director of Proud Fertility, Nathan Chan, to provide support to Surrogates and Intended Families in the GTA. Nathan recently wrote a blog about why and how Gay Intended Parents can benefit from a…

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A Love Letter to Nurses

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  Thank you. We see you. We see your sore back, your tired feet, your forth cup of coffee. We see your missed lunch breaks and the fact that you haven’t been to the bathroom in hours. We see the…

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A Few Of Our Favourite (Pregnancy) Things

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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens….. Ever wonder what a doulas favourite products are for pregnancy and babies? After all, we see the old, the new, the weird, the fun, and the most helpfu l products to hit the…

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What To Do About Grandparents

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Whether this is the first grandchild or the fifteenth, many new parents wonder what to do about grandparents. They mean well and they want to help, but their definition of help may not be the same as yours. And they…

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