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A Holiday Deal For Everyone

December 8, 2017 |

We’ve got holiday deals perfect for every family! Give your loved ones the gift of support, sleep, and knowledge this holiday season.

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The Pregnancy Itch

October 24, 2017 |

No, we aren’t talking about that itch to get pregnant, although many people experience that too. We are talking about itchiness during pregnancy. There are several causes of itchiness during pregnancy and while most are common, some are not. What Makes You Itch? 1. Stretching Skin The reality is, even if you don’t get stretch marks, your…

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World Breastfeeding Week – In Public!

August 4, 2017 |

We will admit that we struggled this week with how to address World Breastfeeding Week. Not all of our clients breastfeeding, whether at all or exclusively. And we support all choices. What we did realize is that all new parents can use a handy guide of quiet places to feed their baby. After all, a…

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Best Postpartum Workouts in Toronto

July 11, 2017 |

Having a baby can leave you feeling a little out of touch with your body. Your hips may be wider, your feet may be bigger, you may find you move in different ways. If you were particularly active before and during your pregnancy, you may find that your postpartum period is leaving you feeling less…

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Another Car Seat Safety Blog

June 26, 2017 |

We know what you are thinking, “here we go again”. Car seat safety blogs, and sanctimommies, are a dime a dozen on the internet. They spout off statistics like “5 times safer” and “rear face as long as possible, even if it means buying a more expensive seat”. Facebook groups are no help, in fact,…

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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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