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Meet Tina

September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

  What do you do at Toronto Family Doulas? I’m a birth and postpartum doula. What brought you to doula work? When I was 9, my parents requested that I be in the hospital room during the birth of my youngest sister. I remember holding her hand and talking her through a relaxation/visualization exercise, that…

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Team Work Makes the Dream Work

September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

By now you might have noticed that Toronto Family Doulas is different. We like it that way! One of the differences we are most proud of is that we work in teams of two doulas. We truly feel that this model offers the best support to clients and is sustainable for doulas.     When…

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Labour Day Sale!

September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Labour and Doulas are like bacon and eggs. They just go together! So this Labour Day, we are celebrating with a sale! Check out all our awesome deals! This sale is a limited time offer, so book your consultation by Monday, September 7, 2015 and reserve your package by Monday, September 21, 2015 to take…

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Foodie Friday: Quinoa Fried Rice

September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

I love Chinese food, just like the author of this recipe. Fried rice is one of my favourite foods, and I always order two containers and eat the leftovers for lunch. But I’m always looking for ways to make my diet healthier and this seems like the perfect compromise! Less fat, customizable, and a healthy…

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Good Night, Sleep Tight

September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Some of the biggest concerns new parents have about their baby revolve around sleep.   Will I get enough sleep? How will I cope with sleep deprivation? When will my baby sleep through the night? Most new parents accept that having a small baby means frequent night wakings, a crying baby through the night,…

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New Feature and a Recipe!

August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is nothing that anyone likes better than a good recipe and delicious food! Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be difficult to navigate when it comes to your diet. Nausea, heartburn, and cravings can make it difficult to eat the things that you need. The unique nutritional needs of a pregnant or breastfeeding woman…

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The Loneliest Moment

August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s 4:00am.   In sitting in a hospital bed, waiting to be induced. I haven’t seen a nurse in hours, I wonder if they’ve forgotten about me. My husband is asleep (and snoring) on the bench in the corner. I’m in the last room in the hall, so I can’t hear the nurses station, or…

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Eye Goop

August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cream. Goop. Stuff Everyone calls it something different. Eye cream Eye goop The eye stuff The eye antibiotics The actual name is erythromycin eye ointment and in Ontario it is mandated that it be administered to all newborns. The intention is to prevent infections in the eye called, ophthalmia neonatorum (ON). The most common source…

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A Book A Day

August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Did you know that reading to your child has enormous benefits? In addition to helping you to bond with your baby, reading lays the foundation for language, academic skills, and a love of books. At Toronto Family Doulas, we love books so much, we needed a Baler’s Dozen to just scratch the service of our…

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More Important Than a Birth Plan

August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

  There is an important document that many new parents are forgetting. It is something so important, yet often overlooked.     I’m not talking about a will (although that’s important too!) or a birth plan (even though we can definitely talk about those), I am talking about a Post Partum Plan. It is normal to…

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