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A Doula's Love Letter to Nurses
Having worked with obstetric, postpartum, and NICU nurses over the last couple of decades, I can honestly say that aside from the birthing/new mothers, nurses are the hardest working folks in the hospital.  I have developed amazing relationships with many o...

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When It's More than the "Baby Blues": 5 Ways a Doula Can Help
Are you Pregnant?  Have you given birth within the last few months?  I want to ask you a question many people, your doctor included, may not think to ask:  how are you REALLY doing? Recently I spoke to a lovely pregnant mama in a doctor's waiting room.  As ...

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Timing Contractions: The First Intervention


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MotherWit Loves Matraea!
As the owner of a couple of doula agencies and a doula trainer who teaches around Canada, I often get approached by lovely folks who are interested in introducing their products to me, asking if I can give them a shout out. I could not resist when when I wa...

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One Hundred Thousand Contractions: The Stories of Childbirth
Sitting in the still, quiet spaces between contractions one night while attending a birth, I did a rough calculation of how many labour contractions I have witnessed in my career as a doula.  A modest estimate is well over 100,000. Some people prefer to use...

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I Can't Stand Being Pregnant...and that's ok.
The message many women receive upon sharing the news of their pregnancies can sound a little like, "Congratulations! You are now a sacred vessel of life" ,  as if a pregnancy somehow legitimizes their existence. I believe the intention behind the "sacred ve...

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5 Realistic Parenting Resolutions
I have made more New Year's resolutions about parenting than I can count. Many of them sounded desperate, like "I want to not yell at my kids anymore when I'm upset." The majority of resolutions I've made have fallen to the wayside.  I'm sure you can relate...
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