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When Life After Baby Doesn’t Feel Normal

July 1, 2015 |

  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 believe I’m a mom!”, or simply pure love. Then there are the other moments. The…

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Having a Postpartum Mood Disorder in Toronto

June 30, 2015 |

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 is that, in conjunction with the treatment plan you develop with your medical care provider,…

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Postpartum Mood Disorders: A Breakdown

June 29, 2015 |

  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 after the birth of a baby, but it is certainly not the only one. Nor…

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Do you golf?

June 26, 2015 |

  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 deserve full support during the vulnerable postpartum period. That support is why we are participating…

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Welcome to Toronto Family Doulas

June 25, 2015 |

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 went on to become a midwife) a few years ago. Holistic Birth Collective was created…

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Meet Amber

June 24, 2015 |

              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, I was drawn to the idea of supporting families. I fell in love with the…

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Meet Meaghan

June 23, 2015 |

  Meet Meaghan!   What do you do at Toronto Family Doulas? I am a pre-certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. I am also a co-owner with Alex.   What brought you to doula work? I had a doula with me at the birth of my first son and I was inspired to provide unbiased support…

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Meet Alex

June 22, 2015 |

  Meet Alex! What do you do at Toronto Family Doulas? As the owner of Toronto Family Doulas, I’m your first point of contact when you reach out to us. I am a birth and postpartum doula, and a childbirth educator. My birth doula partner is Amber. I also write some of the blog posts…

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Happy National Nurses Week!

May 16, 2015 |

Thank you Nurses! We’re very lucky here at Toronto Family Doulas to get to work with so many great nurses at our Toronto hospitals. Our nurses work tirelessly to help support our clients while they labour and get started as a new expanded family. We’ve seen nurses take extra time to go over birth plans…

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New branding for TFD!

April 28, 2015 |

We are so thrilled to announce the launch of our new website and branding! Thank you clients, colleagues and friends for the support and encouragement you have given TFD throughout this exciting time!

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