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Why would your healthcare provider want to rupture your membranes? AROM is a very polarizing topic. Where does this leave you in making a decision around AROM?

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Both Carol Anne and Sarah shared more knowledge and inside tricks prior to my birth than anything Pinterest blog or google search could teach me. We really cannot stress it enough, everything this team brings to the table is beyond measure.

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What you need to know about the umbilical cord after your baby is born. In those first crucial minutes immediately after the birth of your baby something important is happening…

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I always knew I would choose to have doulas as part of my support team during my pregnancy – then COVID-19 happened.

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If you google introducing solids you might come across baby led weaning (BLW). BLW is an approach that skips purees and spoon feeding altogether and encourages baby to eat whole pieces of food starting at 6 months.

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So, you had a caesarean birth with your first baby and now you’re thinking about having another baby. Here’s what you need to know about giving birth naturally after a c-section. You may be wondering what are your options? Many people believe the myth of “once a caesarean, always a cesarean”, and while for some women this is true, but for many people it doesn’t have to be.

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You’ve recently given birth and are now in the mood to rekindle that spark that 9+ months ago resulted in your new baby (or babies). We’re answering all your questions about postpartum sex, romance and contraception too!

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Are you wondering what a doula is (and does for that matter) and how they can help you and your family? Think of a doula as your very own personal Mary Poppins. Our doulas support families in the greater Toronto area, including Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville, Milton, Brampton, Caledon, Guelph, Orangeville, Vaughan, Newmarket and the surrounding communities.

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As we do every year, we have reached out to families to share their birth stories from the perspective of their little one – a love letter, if you will, to their midwifery team. We want to thank the incredible midwives that work in our communities for their dedication, especially during these uncertain times when their work puts them and their families at risk to continue to offer their unparalleled care to birthing families.

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Have you ever heard of “Baby’s Second Night”? It’s a normal pattern of fussiness and cluster feeding that occurs around that 48 mark in a baby’s life, and is an important topic we cover with clients in our prenatal appointments as their birth doulas or childbirth educators.

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