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The Postpartum Experience: Emotional Recovery

In part 3 of our blog series on the Postpartum Experience, we are going to look at emotional recovery. While we are beginning to talk about the emotional side of the postpartum period more frequently, many families are still surprised by the intensity of their emotions during this time. While there are many jokes about…

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The Postpartum Experience: Caesarean Recovery

As caesarean births have become more commonplace, the questions regarding recovering from caesarean birth have increased. Most families do not anticipate a caesarean birth and are caught off-guard when it occurs. They have not prepared themselves or their homes for optimal recovery from a caesarean. Part 2 of our blog series will examine the normal…

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The Postpartum Experience: Physical Recovery

  Many families struggle to understand what the postpartum period will look like. That is understandable. They have no frame of reference. Even if friends or family have had babies before them and discussed it, the experience of each family will be unique. Hollywood does no do expectant families any favours either. Movies, TV shows, and…

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Let’s Go To The EX! 5 Tips for Going With Children

The Canadian National Exhibition is a tradition in Toronto. Rides, games, exciting shows, things to buy, and of course, the wildest assortment of food you can dream up. Every year, people from all over flock to the EX as a last hurrah at the end of the summer. Navigating the CNE with young children can…

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Am I Pregnant?

When you are trying for a baby, every twitch, twinge, and wiggle can make you hopeful. It is next to impossible to not analyze everything that is happening in your body as a possible sign. The truth is that the best way to confirm a pregnancy is by seeing your doctor and having a blood…

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Babies and Jaundice

We have had quite a few questions about jaundice in the recent months. Here are some facts about newborn jaundice. Jaundice is a common condition in newborn babies; particularly infants that are breastfed or that were born before 38 weeks gestation. There is also some evidence that delayed cord clamping can increase jaundice levels. Jaundice…

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Raising the Bar on Doula Services

We are raising the bar on doula services in Toronto! Toronto Family Doulas has always had a commitment to bringing you the most comprehensive services in the GTA.  We have prided ourselves on well-trained and supportive doulas, ready to respond to your needs. Now we are taking that even further.   Not only are our…

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First Meal of the Day!

Whether it is morning sickness that has you down, or just the heat, getting that first meal of the day in can be difficult. Every person is going to be different, but we love this idea for a light, easy breakfast. No strong smells to make you nauseous and it can cover all your nutritional…

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Ten Questions to Ask About Your Postpartum Doula

We know that deciding on a postpartum doula is a big decision! After all, this person is going to be with you for days and weeks after the birth of your baby. It is important to feel safe and secure about your decision to hire a doula. Here are ten questions to ask about your…

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Ten Questions For Your Birth Doula

1. Who was your training with? Are you pursuing certification? Not all training programs are created equally. An in-person training offers superior opportunities to learn hands on techniques and communication skills. It is also important to know that your doula is actively pursuing certification. Historically, doulas have not felt the need to attend a training,…

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