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When You Have Postpartum Depression but Didn’t Give Birth

There is a lot of attention paid, in society and the media, to women who experience postpartum mood disorders. Research is done, peer support groups are formed, and health initiatives are launched. But very little attention has, historically, been paid to partners. Did you know that is was possible for partners to experience a postpartum…

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When Postpartum Depression Isn’t Sad

I remember having to put my child down in his crib, crying, and walk away. I would never ever hurt my baby, but in that moment I was so angry. I needed to yell and scream and I knew if I did any of that near my son, I would scare him.  So I put…

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When Life After Baby Doesn’t Feel Normal

  In the first few days after a baby arrives, it is normal to feel like nothing is ever going to be the same again. In some moments, those feelings are ones of elation: “my baby is adorable!”, “I can’t believe I’m a mom!”, or simply pure love. Then there are the other moments. The…

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Having a Postpartum Mood Disorder in Toronto

When life after a baby isn’t what you expected, it might be time to seek help. Today we are going to talk about community resources in Toronto for postpartum depression and anxiety. One of the things that we strongly recommend is that, in conjunction with the treatment plan you develop with your medical care provider,…

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Postpartum Mood Disorders: A Breakdown

  When most people talk about postpartum mood disorders, they are talking about postpartum depression. In online support groups you will see acronyms like “PPD” or “PPMD”. Depression is certainly one of the most common mood disorders that women experience after the birth of a baby, but it is certainly not the only one. Nor…

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Do you golf?

  Today’s post kicks off a week of blogs about Post Partum Mood Disorders. Awareness and support for PPMDs is a cause close to our hearts here at Toronto Family Doulas. We believe that women, their partners, and their families deserve full support during the vulnerable postpartum period. That support is why we are participating…

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Welcome to Toronto Family Doulas

Welcome to Toronto Family Doulas! While our name and this beautiful website are brand new, our doulas have been supporting clients in Toronto for a number of years. Alex initially started a doula practice with a fellow doula (who promptly went on to become a midwife) a few years ago. Holistic Birth Collective was created…

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Meet Amber

              Meet Amber! What do you do at Toronto Family Doulas? I am a birth and postpartum doula   What brought you to doula work? Spending my teenage years babysitting, and later on raising my own family, I was drawn to the idea of supporting families. I fell in love with the…

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Meet Meaghan

  Meet Meaghan!   What do you do at Toronto Family Doulas? I am a pre-certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. I am also a co-owner with Alex.   What brought you to doula work? I had a doula with me at the birth of my first son and I was inspired to provide unbiased support…

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Meet Alex

  Meet Alex! What do you do at Toronto Family Doulas? As the owner of Toronto Family Doulas, I’m your first point of contact when you reach out to us. I am a birth and postpartum doula, and a childbirth educator. My birth doula partner is Amber. I also write some of the blog posts…

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