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Is That a Football Under Your Shirt?

February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The Super Bowl.   Apparently, it’s kind of a big deal.   And you are pregnant.   While being pregnant shouldn’t deter you from enjoying many of the traditional activities and snacks around Super Bowl Sunday, a few things are probably off limits. We know that football and fun go together, especially Super Bowl…

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The CDC Missed the Cask on This One

February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier today, the Centre for Disease Control issued a statement; women of child-bearing age who are not currently using birth control should completely abstain from drinking. The presumption is that these women are sexually active and therefore “at risk” of becoming pregnant.This position is certainly ruffling some feathers, so it is important to look at…

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Push It!

January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

We often get questions about pushing from soon to be parents. Especially from parents who have not had a vaginal birth previously. Hollywood makes pushing out to seem like it’s one and done, and your friends might tell you about how they pushed for hours. Either way, it sounds intimidating!     Image used under…

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#I am NOT enough

January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today is Bell’s Let’s Talk Day. It is a day to shine a light on mental health. Every phone call, tweet, share, and #BellLetsTalk will result in a donation to mental health initiatives. We could have let today pass unnoticed. We could have acknowledged it with a tweet and a share. We didn’t. We wrote a blog…

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Swimsuits: Maternity Edition

January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you read our blog last week about Babymoons, you know that we have warm beaches and vacations on our minds! It can be harder during the winter to find perfect maternity swimsuits, so we have done a round up for you. Here are some of our favourites! 1.  A classic one piece that is comfortable…

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Babymoon

January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

    With the cold weather finally here, it is tempting to want to slip south for a few days, or a few weeks, and soak  up some sunshine. There are a lot of misconceptions about travelling while pregnancy, so let’s clear some of them up. 1. Can I Fly? Absolutely! Depending on how far…

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Welcome Home

January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The big day has come, and gone. Your baby is here! You’ve spent the last 24-48 hours admiring their tiny little toes and their perfect finger nails. You’ve traced the outline of their ear, brushed a finger tip over those perfect little lashes. You’ve cuddled them while they fed. Your body hurts. You are exhausted.…

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Dirty Little Secret

January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Can I tell you a secret? My dirty little secret?   I am a doula and I had an epidural.   Image by Bryan Mason     A lot of people might read that statement and wonder why it’s a secret. Others might read and wonder why a doula had an epidural. After all, doulas are for…

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Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

All that matters is a healthy mom and a healthy baby, right? Wrong. In pregnancy and birth, a healthy outcome is the number one priority for your care provider. Their job is to ensure the health of both you and your baby. But for you, your family, and your doula, there is more to it…

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5 Winter Activities for Families

January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Image by sand_and_sky     Okay, so we knew it was inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we are all happy that winter finally arrived! Brr it is COLD! And cold makes it difficult to get out the way you used to. Even if you bundle up, going for walks is not always an option.…

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