STOP CUTTING CAESAREAN MOMS DOWN BY DISCOUNTING THEIR BIRTH!

Alexandra Weinberger

By Julia Schetky CD(DONA) from Do It All Doulas- Vancouver, Washington And Meaghan Grant from Toronto Family Doulas – Toronto, Ontario On a weekly, sometimes daily basis, I pop onto the doula forums and see this question: “My client is…

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Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Alexandra Weinberger

One of the most common questions we as doulas get asked is “What should I pack in my hospital bag?” The answer is going to be different for everyone, but there are some things we definitely recommend everyone have. If…

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When You Have Postpartum Depression but Didn’t Give Birth

Alexandra Weinberger

There is a lot of attention paid, in society and the media, to women who experience postpartum mood disorders. Research is done, peer support groups are formed, and health initiatives are launched. But very little attention has, historically, been paid…

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When Postpartum Depression Isn’t Sad

Alexandra Weinberger

I remember having to put my child down in his crib, crying, and walk away. I would never ever hurt my baby, but in that moment I was so angry. I needed to yell and scream and I knew if…

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When Life After Baby Doesn’t Feel Normal

Alexandra Weinberger

  In the first few days after a baby arrives, it is normal to feel like nothing is ever going to be the same again. In some moments, those feelings are ones of elation: “my baby is adorable!”, “I can’t…

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Having a Postpartum Mood Disorder in Toronto

Alexandra Weinberger

When life after a baby isn’t what you expected, it might be time to seek help. Today we are going to talk about community resources in Toronto for postpartum depression and anxiety. One of the things that we strongly recommend…

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Postpartum Mood Disorders: A Breakdown

Alexandra Weinberger

  When most people talk about postpartum mood disorders, they are talking about postpartum depression. In online support groups you will see acronyms like “PPD” or “PPMD”. Depression is certainly one of the most common mood disorders that women experience…

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Do you golf?

Alexandra Weinberger

  Today’s post kicks off a week of blogs about Post Partum Mood Disorders. Awareness and support for PPMDs is a cause close to our hearts here at Toronto Family Doulas. We believe that women, their partners, and their families…

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Welcome to Toronto Family Doulas

Alexandra Weinberger

Welcome to Toronto Family Doulas! While our name and this beautiful website are brand new, our doulas have been supporting clients in Toronto for a number of years. Alex initially started a doula practice with a fellow doula (who promptly…

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Meet Amber

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              Meet Amber! What do you do at Toronto Family Doulas? I am a birth and postpartum doula   What brought you to doula work? Spending my teenage years babysitting, and later on raising my own family,…

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