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A Few Of Our Favourite (Baby) Things

June 16, 2017 |

Walking into a baby store can be overwhelming. So many options, so many things… Do you really need it all? You might not need it all, every families needs are different. But there are some things that most families will need at some point over the course of the first year. Once you narrow down…

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Gay Intended Parents Need Doulas Too!

June 12, 2017 |

Toronto Family Doulas works with the Managing Director of Proud Fertility, Nathan Chan, to provide support to Surrogates and Intended Families in the GTA. Nathan recently wrote a blog about why and how Gay Intended Parents can benefit from a doula. Our doulas know that the needs of Intended Parents can be unique and they…

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A Love Letter to Nurses

May 11, 2017 |

  Thank you. We see you. We see your sore back, your tired feet, your forth cup of coffee. We see your missed lunch breaks and the fact that you haven’t been to the bathroom in hours. We see the expression on your face when things are hard for your patient, or when they are…

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A Few Of Our Favourite (Pregnancy) Things

May 1, 2017 |

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens….. Ever wonder what a doulas favourite products are for pregnancy and babies? After all, we see the old, the new, the weird, the fun, and the most helpfu l products to hit the market, often as soon as they hit the market. And while we do love raindrops…

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What To Do About Grandparents

March 22, 2017 |

Whether this is the first grandchild or the fifteenth, many new parents wonder what to do about grandparents. They mean well and they want to help, but their definition of help may not be the same as yours. And they want to see their grandchild and be a part of their lives. So how do…

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Having a Doula: The Basics

March 15, 2017 |

Are you thinking about having a doula at your birth, but you aren’t entirely sure if it is right for you? A lot of expectant families would love to have extra support through their pregnancy and during birth, but are concerned about having someone there who will pass judgement over their choices.   What’s a…

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No Pictures For You!

March 10, 2017 |

By now, most of us have seen the screen shot of a conversation between an expectant mother and a birth photographer. The photographer refuses to take the client because a “c-section isn’t birth my dear”.  One almost expects the line “No pictures for you!” The image was posted to the Sanctimommy Facebook page, a page…

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I’m Can’t Believe I’m So Tired

March 6, 2017 |

You knew when your baby arrived that your sleep would be interrupted. You were prepared for feeding every three hours, but that turned into every two hours….or sooner. You knew you should try to “sleep when the baby sleeps” but it turns out that is easier said than done. You thought you knew what to…

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Oh, It Burns!

February 27, 2017 |

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

February 13, 2017 |

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

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