Skip to content

The Doula Blog - Stories From Raising Children

Toronto Family Doulas - Twins

Sign up to stay up to date with our latest news, services, and resources.

Spoons Up! Time to Introduce Solids

March 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Spoons Up! Time to Introduce Solids
, ,

  Your baby is growing up so fast, and you aren’t entirely sure where the last few months have gone. All of a sudden the days of constant nursing and unending bottles seem to have settled into a pattern. Feeding is no longer something to worry or stress over.   Which means it’s time to…

Read More

Do I Need a Baby Carrier?

February 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Do I Need a Baby Carrier?
, , ,

A baby carrier can range from the super simple, like a ring sling, all the way to much more complicated styles, like woven wrap back carries. It can be hard to know what you really need for your new baby and what’s just an expensive extra. You already have the perfect stroller picked out, so do…

Read More

Is a Peaceful Postpartum Possible?

February 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Is a Peaceful Postpartum Possible?
,

    Peaceful is defined as – ‘free from disturbance; tranquil. See also: tranquil, calm, restful’. That is a pretty big definition to try and live up to when you are planning for the postpartum period. Is “peaceful” really a word that can be applied to the days, weeks, and months after a baby? Okay,…

Read More

Babymoon Fashion

February 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Babymoon Fashion
, , , ,

The year that was January is finally over. But it feels just a little like we’ve gone through the wardrobe and the one hundred years of winter still aren’t over yet. February is always such a dreary and grey month. Which has us thinking about the sun and sandy beaches. And Babymoons! Because who doesn’t dream…

Read More

The Day After – Coping With Depression

January 30, 2020 | Comments Off on The Day After – Coping With Depression
, ,

  Depression. Anxiety. It is a hot topic this time of year. Recently, I had a conversation with my husband, Adam, about mental health. I admitted that the time of year was getting to me and I was feeling more down than usual. My seasonal depression was, right on time, kicking into high gear. Now,…

Read More

Maternal Mental Health Matters

January 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Maternal Mental Health Matters
, , ,

Mental health. There are awareness days, weeks, and months. Every year in January, all across Canada people participate in Bell Let’s Talk to support mental health initiatives. Slowly, we as a society are shedding some of the stigma around mental health. Unfortunately, maternal mental health has not always had the recognition, despite the prevalence of…

Read More

Better Together – The Team Model

January 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Better Together – The Team Model

It can come as a surprise to expectant parent that our doulas work in teams. While this model is becoming more common, many doulas, doula agencies, and organizations continue to follow a solo doula/primary call model. Toronto Family Doulas has used a team model since the very beginning, it has always been our way!  …

Read More

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 9, 2020 | Comments Off on January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
, , , ,

It’s the new year. It’s Cervical Health Awareness Month. It’s time to get a Pap test. Now get comfy, because this blog is going to go deep. January 2020 is Cervical Health Awareness Month in the United States. Which makes this a great time for everyone to increase our awareness of cervical cancer and the…

Read More

Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020!

December 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020!
, ,

The end of something is also the beginning of something else. As 2019 ends, we are seeing the end of a year but also the end of a decade. And we are seeing the other side – the beginning of a new year and a new decade. We like new beginnings. New beginnings are a…

Read More

Our Top 10 Family Activities This Holiday Season

December 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Our Top 10 Family Activities This Holiday Season
,

It is holiday time! Although it is halfway through December, there are still plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season. From parades, lights, rides, shopping, and more, there is something for everyone on this list. 1. Glow Gardens Closes January 4, 2020 This event looks absolutely amazing for the…

Read More