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Spoons Up! Time to Introduce Solids

  baby girl eating red dragon fruit Your baby is growing up so fast, and you aren’t entirely sure where the last few months have gone. All of a sudden the days of constant nursing and unending bottles seem to have settled into a pattern. Feeding is no longer something to worry or stress over.…

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Do I Need a Baby Carrier?

A baby carrier can range from the super simple, like a ring sling, all the way to much more complicated styles, like woven wrap back carries. It can be hard to know what you really need for your new baby and what’s just an expensive extra. You already have the perfect stroller picked out, so do…

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The Day After – Coping With Depression

  Depression. Anxiety. It is a hot topic this time of year. Recently, I had a conversation with my husband, Adam, about mental health. I admitted that the time of year was getting to me and I was feeling more down than usual. My seasonal depression was, right on time, kicking into high gear. Now,…

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Maternal Mental Health Matters

Young woman sitting on floor expressing sad feelings and emotions Mental health. There are awareness days, weeks, and months. Every year in January, all across Canada people participate in Bell Let’s Talk to support mental health initiatives. Slowly, we as a society are shedding some of the stigma around mental health. Unfortunately, maternal mental health…

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

It’s the new year. It’s Cervical Health Awareness Month. It’s time to get a Pap test. Now get comfy, because this blog is going to go deep. January 2020 is Cervical Health Awareness Month in the United States. Which makes this a great time for everyone to increase our awareness of cervical cancer and the…

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Doula Gift Guide 2019: New Parent Edition

This is our last blog for our Doula Gift Guide 2019! It has been so much fun to share all of our favourite products and services with you. We hope that you have found this series to be helpful, not just for the winter holidays, but for all the birthdays, baby showers, and parties coming…

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Doula Gift Guide 2019: Prenatal Edition

With the third instalment of our Doula Gift Guide 2019, we are looking at our favourite gifts for that pregnant person in your life! All of the ideas we have listed below are helpful during pregnancy but aren’t about the baby. See here for newborn gift ideas and here for toddler gift ideas. 1. Soothing…

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Doula Gift Guide 2019: Gifts for Newborns

Wondering what to get the newborn in your life for the holidays? Shopping for the under-6-months crowd can be tough, they don’t tell you about their preferences very much. But our Doula Gift Guide 2019 has you covered, with our 5 favourite gifts for newborns.

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Everything You Want To Know: Caesarean Birth

Even though approximately 30% of families will birth their babies by caesarean, we don’t talk about it! We don’t talk about what it feels like or sounds like. And as doulas, we often see some of the fear around caesarean birth is about the not knowing, rather than the birth itself. So in our second…

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Everything You Wanted To Know: Postpartum Bleeding

Welcome to our new summer blog series! This summer we will be looking at all those details you want to know about, but are too afraid to ask! We know that pregnancy and parenting are full of moments where you wonder what on earth is happening. Whether it is the changes to your body, postpartum…

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