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Oh, It Burns!

Just when you think things are getting better, it hits. Your nausea and morning sickness has finally faded, the round ligament pain is gone, you look pregnant enough that people don’t just wonder if you’ve been eating too much ice cream. The the heartburn arrives. Talk about insult to injury! You were finally feeling good…

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Duracell Doulas

The Duracell parenting commercial pokes fun at doulas. But they struck a powerful parenting nerve that should be examined.

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I’m Still Here: A Guest Blog

In 2016 Meaghan and Alex had the pleasure of supporting Avie Herman of Fashionably Frum. Being her doulas from such an early stage in her pregnancy, we got to know her and her family over the many months as she returned to Toronto and blossomed into her upcoming role as a mother. When Meaghan joined…

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Instapot Parenting

Has your Facebook feed been flooded with people waxing poetic about their Instapot? Have friends or family mentioned their newest kitchen gadget? Well add us to the pile because we have hopped on this cooking craze too! Another kitchen appliance? Really? This new gadget works to reduce the number of devices you need to get…

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Why I Took My Son To A Women’s March

As a doula, maybe my attendance at a women’s march seems rather obvious. After all, women and families are pretty much what I do. But, in addition to being a doula who supports the choices of all women, all parents, and all families, I am also a mother.  I did more than attend the march.…

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The Low Down on Fetal Monitoring

What do you know about fetal monitoring? If you have taken our Birth Boutique prenatal classes, you know all there is to know. For many others, your knowledge may be limited to the sometimes-scary information to be found on Google. Fetal monitoring is not meant to be scary, and information is power. The more you…

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Resolutions for New Parents

Did your bundle of joy arrive around the holidays? Are you expecting a new arrival in the new year? Usually January 1 is a time of resolutions: lose weight, be more organized, make healthy meals, or spend more time as a family. A new year often means a new start. But what are some new…

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Travelling With Baby During The Holidays

Travelling during the holidays can be a pain no matter what. Long lines, weather delays, extra bags, and wet winter gear can make even the most even-tempered person cranky. Add in a fussing baby to that mix and it is easy to see why people avoid travelling during the holidays with little ones.   If…

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Do We Need A Night Nurse?

Sleep is a priority for most new parents. They count how many hours they have gotten. They count how many hours they haven’t gotten. Sometimes, they lie awake counting how many hours they will get if they were to fall asleep right now. Sleep is a big deal when you are not getting enough.  …

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The Morning Sickness Ritual

Advice from a Holistic Nutritionist and Doula The sun has risen, you’re standing thankful in a warm shower and just as you wash the suds out of your eyes, you feel it. There it is… morning sickness. Morning sickness is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. Those influx of raging hormones are believed to be…

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