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Better Together – The Team Model

It can come as a surprise to expectant parent that our doulas work in teams. While this model is becoming more common, many doulas, doula agencies, and organizations continue to follow a solo doula/primary call model. Toronto Family Doulas has used a team model since the very beginning, it has always been our way!  …

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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: 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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Between 5-1-1 and Admission

Are you wondering what, exactly, is going to happen once you know you are in labour? Does it seem like there is a suspicious lack of details about what happens after “5-1-1, let’s go to the hospital”? What happens between 5-1-1 and admission? It is normal to be feeling unsure! After all, even if you…

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What Do I Really Need For Twins?

  Maybe multiples run in your family so you weren’t that surprised at your first ultrasound. Or maybe you had no idea and those two (or more) bouncing babies on the screen were a total shock. No matter how it happened, congrats, you’re expecting multiples! As doulas, we often support families on this journey –…

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A Love Note To Ontario’s Midwives

The recent announcement that the College of Midwives was being defunded is a terrible blow to midwives and their patients. We believe in pay equity and fair treatment for Ontario’s midwives!

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Help! I’m On Bed Rest!

Bed rest. You’ve just been told by your doctor that something has changed since your last appointment. That change means you need to go on bed rest. But what does bed rest actually mean? How are you going to get everything done that you need to do? And what is bed rest going to actually…

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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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