Having a baby during COVID-19 in Ottawa-Gatineau

COVID 19

During the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, I spent many hours on the phone and on Zoom as a listening ear with families who were grieving. Grieving the loss of a pregnancy that they thought would be filled with loving hugs and support from family and friends. Shaken by the uncertainty of their birth…

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Why your due date is wrong

due date calendar

“You are pregnant?! Congratulations, _______”? What is the first thing we typically ask when we find out someone is pregnant: when are you due? Those words give us a time to fix on and to count down towards. We can set our apps and calendars so that we can calculate the baby’s growth. We plan…

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Packing your birth bag

packing hospital bag

One of the first questions I get asked as a doula from my clients is, what do I really need to pack in my birth bag? Whether you are planning a home, birth centre or hospital birth, having a bag ready to go will make the arrival of your baby seem very real! It is…

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