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Posts by Giovanna Aiello

Why I love being a Doula – Mindful Mommy

I love getting to know you. I take so much enjoyment from meeting new people and spending time with them. That is one of the main reasons I became a doula. Meeting for coffee/tea dates or meeting to have a manicure or a pedicure are amazing ways to chat, bond and just spend time together.…

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Archer’s Birth Story – A Precipitous Birth

“A Precipitous labor is defined as expulsion of the fetus within less than 3 hours of commencement of regular contractions” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4285060/ I had the pleasure of photographing an amazing, precipitous birth.  In my career as a birth doula and photographer this far, this doesn’t happen very often. Luckily (for me and the mothers!), this is the 2nd …

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The Top 5 Fears about Birth

Every birth is different and whether it is your first child or your second. It is hard to know what to expect. There can be a lot of fears of the unknown and many new mothers all feel the same way, so I decided to reach out to mothers personally to ask them what their…

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Ethan’s Birth Story – An Early Start

This birth was quite a memorable one for me, the birth of Ethan. I met his mother Ebony in the summer of 2017 and our first conversation was over the phone. She had a  sweet voice and she was very easy to talk too. And in no time, I felt like we had been friends…

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Top 5 Pregnancy Blogs to Inform & Inspire you!

Here are my top 5 pregnancy blogs to inform & inspire you.There is a lot of information out there on pregnancy, raising our children and motherhood. So I decided to blog about my  favourite blogs/mamas I follow . The ones that inspired or educated me as a mother, woman , friend and doula. So  These…

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What is a Fresh 48, Anyway??

Having a baby is one of the most momentous events in a new parents life. So special in fact, that new parents would gladly welcome the opportunity to have a photographer present to capture those sweet first moments and document the arrival of their bundle of joy. Known as the Fresh 48, this session is…

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Harper’s Birth Story

I was beyond excited and honored when Katie contacted me in June 2017 and asked me to be her Doula. What a privilege it is when someone allows you into their world. To be apart of their most vulnerable and private moments. So getting to know my clients from early pregnancy to birth, is such a…

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What Food do you Bring to a Birth?

Have you ever been getting ready for birth and realize you don’t have any decent food to pack in your Doula bag? You never know how long you’re going to be gone and most hospitals food options are vending machines, especially if your at a birth all night long. So your left with very limited…

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Postpartum Care Kit

Most women prepare for the actual labor and birth, but often the postpartum pain and recovery takes them by surprise. And as mothers we get so caught up in our babies that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves.  After the birth of baby it is so important that you take care of yourself,…

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5 Rules to Writing your Birth Plan

5 rules to writing your birth plan

When you sit down to actually write your birth plan, reality settles in and quickly! You begin to realize that you actually have to give birth to this baby and one way or another this kid is coming out! So building a birth plan can be comforting in this time where so much is unknown. …

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