July 25, 2020

"Oh hunny, you'll just know when real labour contractions start." I can still hear my [then] co-workers eye-roll as she uttered these words to me.  Pro tip: this statement isn't helpful. 

You would think that a person that has laboured and birthed a child would be...

April 28, 2017

Indigestion can be a pain when you're pregnant (literally) even if you've never suffered from it before there's a good chance you may experience it at some time during pregnancy even as early as a couple of weeks. There is no known cause for indigestion during pregnanc...

April 6, 2017

In honour of Cesarean Awareness Month, we would like to take a moment to appreciate the sometimes under valued cesarean birth. At The Doula Tree, we recognize ALL births because regardless of how your baby entered the world; you grew, nurtured and loved a human being i...

April 6, 2017

Doula Myth #5 - All doulas wear Birkenstocks, long flowy skirts and love natural births.

Truth be told, I do love a flowy skirt in the summer time. So, if we show up to your interview wearing a flowy skirt don’t run for the hills! In all seriousness, our doulas are all...

April 6, 2017

Doula Myth #4: I can’t afford a Doula:

We believe every woman should feel equal to her peers when it comes to giving birth and the care of her child. There are always ways to achieve hiring a doula, if that is your goal. Having a baby can seem expensive and be overwhelm...

March 18, 2017

Doula Myth #3 - A Doula Will Be My Voice And Speak To My Medical Team On My Behalf:

Our doula's are there to help you be the best advocate for yourself and your baby. We do not speak on your behalf even if we’ve had a detailed conversation on the subject and know exactl...

March 18, 2017

Doula Myth #2 - If I Have a Midwife or Doctor I Don’t Need a Doula

The roles of a doula and a Midwife are very different.  If you have a doctor or midwife, give birth in a hospital or at home - your birth team is there to support you and encourage you. Let’s face it, do...

March 16, 2017

Doula Myth #1 - A Doula Will Take The Place of My Partner’s Role During Labour:

Our doulas's will not take the place of anybody’s role during your labor and delivery and/or postpartum journey with us. We are there to help encourage and support you and your family. We ma...

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