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5 Essential Oils to Use During Labour & Birth

Essential oils really have become an essential part of my doula journey.   Discovering which oils can help labour along has been such an interesting journey and had helped me in so many different ways, I don’t know what I would do without them . I actually was inspired to start using oils because of one…

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Do You Really Need a Doula?

“There is something that women have intuitively known forever, that having another supportive woman who has been through labour herself and who can help take some of the fear and uncertainty away, does wonders during labour.” – WellnessMama I remember how scared I continually became as I approached the due date for the birth of…

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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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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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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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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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Can Meditation Help with Postpartum Depression? – Mindful Mommy

“While 30 percent of women with a history of depression are at risk for a recurrence during pregnancy or postpartum on average, the study found that that number dropped to 18 percent among those who used mindfulness techniques.” From <https://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/pregnancy/the-big-benefit-of-meditation-and-yoga-for-pregnant-and-postpartum-moms–study-.aspx> I know so many of us suffer or have suffered from Postpartum Depression at some point…

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