Don’t Hire A Doula

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...
All About Your Bishop Score

All About Your Bishop Score

The end of pregnancy is full of unpredictability. Your due date is a couple weeks away but you could have a baby at any moment. You want to be prepared but you also want to be able to live life. If only there was a way to assess whether you might have a baby sooner or...
Love Deepens

Love Deepens

Tomorrow is the anniversary of my first son’s birth. But today is the anniversary of all those labour pains that lead to his being born. It was 14 years agoΒ and I was in the cubicle farm that was my workspace. I was laughing with a colleague about the...
Where Is The IKEA Doula?

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...
The HFD Difference: No Shaming

The HFD Difference: No Shaming

Are you pregnant or a parent? Ever had someone tell you how you should give birth to or feed your baby?Β  Of course you have!Β  And that sucks. The Globe and Mail recently published a story about birth shaming. It spoke to the problem of natural childbirth activists...