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What To Do About Grandparents

March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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