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Meaghan Grant

Co-Owner of Toronto Family Doulas, Certified Labour and Postpartum Doula

Meaghan is a Certified Labour Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Educator, and Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist. As co-owner of Toronto Family Doulas Meaghan works with families to explore their options and help them to discover their own strength through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.

After graduating with a degree in History from Nipissing University and a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Studies in Special Needs, Meaghan entered the field of special needs education and behavioural therapy. Her dedication to special needs education led to an interest in early development and families. Her own experiences as a mother of two led her to doula work, where her passion for judgement-free support of all birth and parenting choices became the foundation of her doula practice. With a dedication to lifelong learning and professional development in the doula industry, Meaghan became the first person ever to achieve certification in all four programs offered by ProDoula.
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What To Expect When You're Expecting Multiple Babies

The idea of bringing home multiples can be staggering. Do you really need two of everything? Will they come early? Are they identical, and how will you tell them apart if they are? Once you discover you are having multiples, your prenatal care will likely change. If you are registered with a midwife, your care may be transferred, or plans may be made to transfer you at 28 weeks. If you are scheduled to see an OB, you might be moved to a multiples or high risk prenatal clinic. You will definitely have more appointments, more ultrasounds, and possibly more tests.
05/18/2017 11:11 EDT
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Baby Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

It is a common joke amongst new parents and parents-to-be that babies do not come with an instruction manual. And while there are thousands of books on parenting style, breastfeeding, the 'science' of raising children, and more, none of them cover ways to make life easier. Most parents would happily give up (more) sleep if they just had some clues on ways to soothe, settle, schedule, and survive their child's infancy.
05/03/2017 01:19 EDT
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New Parents Need Advocates Too

One of the most common words that comes up when expectant parents are planning for their birth is "advocate." There is an idea in our culture that birth is frightening, overwhelming, and even that medical providers do not always have the best interests of parents and babies at heart.
04/19/2017 03:51 EDT
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You Deserve Your Own Definition Of 'Natural' Childbirth

If you tell someone you are planning an unmedicated birth, you are met with a grin and nod in that "uh-huh, you are going to be begging for an epidural" kind of way. If you say you are planning an epidural, they wax poetic about the joys of unmedicated birth. Everyone has an opinion on your birth, and it is almost always going to be the opposite of yours.
02/23/2017 11:32 EST
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5 New Year's Resolutions For New Parents

New Year's often brings about resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy, or spend more time with family. But for new parents, those resolutions may not hit the mark. New parents are tired, overwhelmed, and may feel isolated. These resolutions are perfect for families, whether your bundle of joy arrived before the ball dropped, or is coming your way sometime in 2017.
01/11/2017 01:48 EST
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8 Sleep Training Myths Busted

Nothing can cause an argument faster in a group of parents than when someone brings up sleep training. Opinions range from "do it as early as possible" to "only terrible parents sleep train." With so many myths about sleep training out there, who do you believe? Let's examine the eight most common myths about sleep training and see what holds up.
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