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Babymoon Fashion

The year that was January is finally over. But it feels just a little like we’ve gone through the wardrobe and the one hundred years of winter still aren’t over yet. February is always such a dreary and grey month. Which has us thinking about the sun and sandy beaches. And Babymoons! Because who doesn’t dream…

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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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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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Fall Maternity Fashion Lineup!

Maternity fashion can be tricky to navigate when you are pregnant. Not everyone loves their changing body, and while maternity muumuus are out, the current fashions are often form-fitting and designed to accentuate the bump, something not everyone is comfortable with! Pregnancy is also tricky because you might need multiple seasons worth of clothing, depending…

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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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Holiday Dress Roundup

It is hard to believe that the 2018 holiday season is here already, but parties will start happening before you know it. Looking and feeling your best while pregnant can be hard. We’ve located some of the best options, all from local stores, to make sure you are covered for the holidays!

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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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