The Fallacy of the Birth Plan

Every pregnancy guide tells you to write a birth plan. There are templates everywhere. But I’m here to tell you: Birth Plans are bunk. Sort of. The idea behind birth plans is a good one. The birth plan is intended to communicate one’s wishes for birth to...

Doula or Night Nanny – What’s The Difference?

Like most nights you are up, with a baby who doesn’t want to sleep and reading articles about how to get your baby to sleep at night.  One article says to get a Postpartum Doula but another recommends a Night Nanny. Which one should you choose? Is one better...

Don’t Hire A Doula

“You don’t need one. I’ll be your doula,” said the husband of a former client. They were lying in bed, late at night, dreaming and planning for the birth of their second baby when the pregnant woman made a mental note that she’d need to...

Where Is The IKEA Doula?

IKEA furniture is designed to ruin friendships, wreck marriages, give you blisters and make you cry. If I’d had an IKEA doula, though, my gently used, slightly beaten up Expedit shelf would be standing right now. When my amazing neighbour Erin was moving and...

Sometimes We Just Talk

Postpartum Doula support might be my favourite thing about my job. Working with families to help with baby after birth is deeply satisfying. It makes a big difference in their lives. What does a Postpartum Doula do? A Postpartum & Infant Care Doula is someone who...

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