Doula Meg

Doula Meg Doula Meg is a Birth Doula in Kingston, Ontario. She supports labouring women and their partners to help you have the birth you want. Welcome to Doula Meg's page!

Here you will find information about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum topics, such as breastfeeding/bottle feeding, homemade baby food recipes, and much more. This is a very open and friendly environment. Each woman deserves to be respected for the choices they make for themselves and their baby. Enjoy!

Birth Without Fear
07/20/2016

Birth Without Fear

"Before this photo session, I had never heard of a "rainbow baby". Bella shared her heart + filled me in on the loss of her first child a few years ago. As she gets ready to bare her second child, she wanted to honor + celebrate the life of the precious babe she had the privilege of carrying in her belly for a season. Naturally, I wanted to be sad over the tragedy - but instead I couldn't help but snap my photos in awe of this beautiful form of memorabilia. // A rainbow baby is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. The term has encouraged parents to share their stories of loss – and the babies that followed. After the storm, there's a rainbow." -AshleyMaiso Photography

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#pregnancy #birth #loss #miscarriage #stillbirth #birthwithoutfear #rainbowbaby #babyafterloss #postpartum #takebackpostpartum #postpartumafterloss #findyourvillage #sisterhood

The Baby Box Co. - Canada
07/18/2016
The Baby Box Co. - Canada

The Baby Box Co. - Canada

Hello expecting #Ontario parents! #babyboxco program roll-out in your province commences in August, which is just around the corner...yay! We've compiled a 3 step overview of how to claim your free Baby Box. Got questions that aren't answered here? Email [email protected] for the quickest response and have a great weekend!! :) #babyboxuniversity #supportingparents #community #safesleep http://www.babyboxco.com/blogs/news/all-about-ontario

Low Risk Maternal-Newborn Strategy Survey 2.0 - PCMCH
07/05/2016
Low Risk Maternal-Newborn Strategy Survey 2.0 - PCMCH

Low Risk Maternal-Newborn Strategy Survey 2.0 - PCMCH

In October 2015, we asked you – Ontario mothers – what  care and services are essential to you throughout your pregnancy and at birth. We are now asking for your help once again! Please complete the 10 minute survey by following the link below to affirm what care and services are of most importance…

I might not post another article on facebook after this one. Mothers matter. Each mother matters. And I don't mean like ...
06/17/2016
"We are torturing new mothers and then wondering why they get mentally ill."

I might not post another article on facebook after this one. Mothers matter. Each mother matters. And I don't mean like like - well of course, we all matter - but in a harsh reality wake up way. Mothers matter. I spend most of my time now in birth and postpartum work supporting moms who are at their end. And I mean, their end. They relationship is often going extremely down hill, their relationship with their baby is extremely hard and not what it could be, and the mom is often lost and alone.
Each mother matters. And I love what I do now. Here is where I belong and where I will stay.
Each mothers mental health matters.

Chronic sleep deprivation is not good for you.

I love this. Everyone should read this. People who are seeing this from my doula page can usually relate in one way or a...
06/01/2016
Mind your own womb

I love this. Everyone should read this. People who are seeing this from my doula page can usually relate in one way or another. Whether it is being asked if you are having children at all, having more, finished having children, felt like a side show, choices on breastfeeding, choices on birth place and attendants, choices to wear your baby or not.
We are here together. Even though we may forget or someone else may forget and say something hurtful. We are together.

  Somewhere there is a woman: 30, no children. People ask her, “Still no kids?” Her response varies from day to day, but it usually includes forced smiles and restraint. “Nope, not yet,” she s…

More reasons to love Go Green Baby!!
05/20/2016

More reasons to love Go Green Baby!!

We are so excited to share our new Go Green Rewards program with you!

Want to win some bonus points? LIKE, SHARE and SIGN UP for our Go Green Rewards program (you can do this online too!) and you will be entered to win an additional 500 points! #giveaway #rewardsprogram #loyalty #thankyou

You will also gain 100 points just for signing up.

Following all your amazing insight (thank you!!!!), we have created a program that we hope you will love. You will be able to log in online and/or sign up in store. There will be no cards for you keep hold of. Keep track of points on our website or ask when you are in store to find out your balance.

Points will be easy to accumulate and there will be several ways to gain more points! For every $1 spent you will receive 1 point. Simple. Once you reach 100 points you will receive a $5 voucher!

* You will automatically be signed up for our newsletter - which include reminders about points, special bonus days, birthday deals among other awesome information.
* Earn 100 points automatically by signing up online or in store.
* Refer a friend? If they spend more than $50 in our shop, you will receive 200 points!
* Save your points for better rewards! 2000 points will give you a 10% discount on all products in store (this could be beneficial if you are saving for a special item such as a nursing chair, mattress, car seat or crib!).
* NO COSTS associated with the program!!!

Contest ends Tuesday May 24, 2016.

05/08/2016

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mothers out there. I've had the wonderful opportunity to see several become mothers for the first time, and the beauty of their journey. You are all inspiring.
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I love being able to laugh at these hard, hard moments we all experience. Some of these are very much still happening to...
05/08/2016
Upworthy

I love being able to laugh at these hard, hard moments we all experience. Some of these are very much still happening to me - the one about sleep happened last night. Enjoy!

These drawings are spot-on. - Kayla Stewart

This is so true. I work with moms and talk about their births all the time. What determines a traumatic birth is almost ...
04/29/2016

This is so true. I work with moms and talk about their births all the time. What determines a traumatic birth is almost never because of a cesarean birth or vaginal birth. It is from something so personal and deeply tethered to who that person is. We push women further away by making these types of blanketed assumptions.

Not all vaginal births are idyllic & not all cesarean births are traumatic.
We do all birthing people a great disservice when we make these sweeping generalizations about birth. #FourLeafDoula

Go Green Baby
04/27/2016

Go Green Baby

Just in time for Mother's Day, who wants to WIN one of our #mamabird OR #babybird shirts???

Like, share and Tag a friend to WIN one of your choice!!!!!

This giveaway is open to Canada only and closes Sunday May 1.
#giveaway #thebeeandfox

04/11/2016
Future of Midwifery Care in Kingston Survey

Future of Midwifery Care in Kingston Survey

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Maternidad y Menopausia Consciente con Mónica Manso
04/09/2016

Maternidad y Menopausia Consciente con Mónica Manso

MANTRA DE LA CESÁREA
Yo parí por cesárea,
y por cesárea yo parí.
Y se creó la puerta sagrada,
Para ti y para mí.
Y pongo las manos en mi vientre,
y susurro para mí:
Gracias cicatriz querida,
por lo mucho que aprendí.
Yo parí por cesárea,
y por cesárea yo parí.
Y honro este portal de vida,
por donde yo renací.
Como madre, como hija,
como mujer sin fin.
Gracias cicatriz querida,
por formar parte de mí.
Porque tu custodias bien,
el dolor que padecí.
Un dolor que hoy yo transformo
En sabiduría para mí.
Yo parí por cesárea,
y por cesárea yo parí.
Gracias cicatriz querida,
tú y yo unidas al fin.
Y mi parto fue digno y bueno,
y mi parto me enseñó,
a inclinarme ante la vida
más allá de mi corazón.
Mónica Manso ©
Imagen: SpiritYSol

Porque todos los partos son ritos de paso, tanto un parto en casa como una cesárea, tanto uno natural, como uno con epidural. Cada mujer pasa por él con sus herramientas biológicas, emocionales y espirituales y ninguna es mejor que otra por haber parido con o sin intervención del exterior. Cada una tiene la experiencia que necesita para seguir avanzando, aprendiendo y creciendo en la vida. El portal sagrado se abre para todas, sin excepción.

OHbaby!
04/03/2016

OHbaby!

When good photos go wrong :) lol!! :)

Emma
03/10/2016

Emma

I see a lot of posts about "how much should my baby be feeding" so hopefully you ladies will find this helpful :)

Welcome, new baby!
03/04/2016
Community Midwives of Kingston

Welcome, new baby!

Welcome to Canada baby Azhar! Read all about her arrival and the care midwife Manavi Handa is providing for Syrian refugees in Toronto.

Evolver Social Movement
02/23/2016

Evolver Social Movement

poet: Rune Lazuli

This is an interesting read. Especially for those who have experienced loss or multiple losses in the past and are now p...
02/19/2016
BellyBelly - Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting

This is an interesting read. Especially for those who have experienced loss or multiple losses in the past and are now pregnant. You're not alone!

How many of these applied to you?

01/29/2016
Kioski

This is really amazing.

The Finnish Maternity package has been getting a lot of attention lately, so we decided to show you what it's all about. Here's a quick look at the famous ÄITIYSPAKKAUS.

Why it's Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound
01/29/2016
Why it's Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound

Why it's Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound

What many people do not realize is that the core issue at the center of women’s empowerment is the mother wound. Difficulty and challenges between mothers and daughters are rampant and widespread b...

True. So funny!
01/25/2016

True. So funny!

right?!

I'm resharing this post as I prepare to meet with Mother Circle Kingston for a talk about Birth Story Medicine.
01/25/2016
My Birth Story, and Why I'm Telling It This Way

I'm resharing this post as I prepare to meet with Mother Circle Kingston for a talk about Birth Story Medicine.

My story story of preparation, loss, and return...a common thread among mothers.

How Long Should Baby be Awake? - The Sleep Sense Program by Dana Obleman
01/24/2016
How Long Should Baby be Awake? - The Sleep Sense Program by Dana Obleman

How Long Should Baby be Awake? - The Sleep Sense Program by Dana Obleman

A tip for expectant parents – You know that feeling you get when you look at your first cable bill and see all of the extra charges they’ve laid on top of the price you were quoted? Multiply that by about a billion, and that’s the feeling you’ll get when you’re first trying to figure out your new ba…

This is what postpartum looks like. It is so beautiful. Many, many emotions go into this picture - all contributing to i...
01/21/2016

This is what postpartum looks like. It is so beautiful. Many, many emotions go into this picture - all contributing to its beauty and nature.

"This is what 24 hours postpartum looks like. Baby in sling. Skin to skin. Adult diapers. And a rosy glow. My body feels like it ran a marathon and my heart is wide open from yesterday's travels. Birth opens us like an earthquake opens the earth and I am still in the intimate, fragile throes of that opening. I feel raw. Emotional. Different. I feel like I'm on the undulating surface of the rippling ocean being tossed back and forth between happiness, gratitude, melancholy, and grief. 23 hours ago I held life within and 24 hours ago I surged and transformed allowing life to flow through me, into my waiting hands. The emptiness in my womb brings a heavy feeling crashing into reality but then this new little life whimpers, searching for the breast with soft rooting, and I feel whole again. I am still processing the beautiful transition my whole family has traveled through and I am in complete awe of our strength as humans, women, and mothers. This time is simply unlike any other." -- @laughing.moon
Beautiful! @laughing.moon we couldn't love this any more 🙌🏼❤️ Congratulations, Mama! ✨

Girl God Books
01/20/2016

Girl God Books

“It is a patient pursuit to bring water from the depth of the ground;
one has to deal with much mud in digging before one reaches the water of life.” -Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Givers of Life" by Leah Dorion

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01/13/2016

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For all you mothers out there who've had a miscarriage my heart goes out to you.

Vaginal Steams for Preconception and Postpartum
01/11/2016
Vaginal Steams for Preconception and Postpartum

Vaginal Steams for Preconception and Postpartum

Learn about the ancient wisdom of vaginal steaming with Rosita Arvigo, DN, a naprapathic physician, herbalist, international lecturer, author and...

12/29/2015
Above Average

Yes!

A Christmas play reenacting the accurate version of the birth of Jesus Christ.

More from Above Average here: bit.ly/aboveaverageproductions

12/29/2015
AsapSCIENCE

For the love of b***s!

Breasts are absolutely fascinating! We break down the science behind them here.

10/27/2015
Eye Protest Ontario's Law

Eye Protest Ontario's Law

I am a midwife, but this is not a "Midwife Issue".

Were you born in Ontario? Did you have children in Ontario? Will you one day have children in Ontario? Then this is YOUR issue.

Do you pay taxes in Ontario? Do you use Ontario Health Care? Do you care about Evidence-Based Medicine? Then this is YOUR issue.

Do you have concerns about the over-use of antibiotics? Do you believe you are the primary decision maker for your own health and your children’s health? Then this is YOUR issue.

I am one of many who are front line workers. I am obligated by informed choice, evidence-based medicine and family-centred practice to tell parents what I am doing, and that the administration of antibiotics to their newborn baby’s eye is ineffective and unethical. I am equally obligated to follow current health law, which forces me to continue this practice.

This is OUR issue, Ontario.

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932 Bluffwood Avenue
Kingston, ON
K7K7K4

Telephone

613-770-0502

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