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RIP Kate Spade- Reflections of a Mamapreneur

By Amelia Rebolo | Jun 6, 2018

Today I was deeply saddened to hear that Kate Spade a beloved designer took her own life. She was 55. I always feel a tremendous sense of loss when I hear about anyone taking their own lives. Suicide is extremely tragic and complex, always leaving a deep sadness in my heart for the person who struggled for so long. Being both a mother and an entrepreneur like myself, this struck close to home. I have experienced both tremendous joy and loneliness as a mom and entrepreneur. Since beginning my journey as a mother 5 years ago, I have gone through…

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The Essential Baby Checklist

By Amelia Rebolo | May 31, 2018

What do I really need for baby??? Are you asking yourself this question right now as you walk the aisles at your local baby store? Has a feeling of overwhelm set in as you think about the hundreds of dollars you feel you need to spend now that you’re getting ready to welcome your little one? Which stroller to buy, which crib, how much gear? Swing, bouncer, jumper?? How do you decide? How do you do it all on a budget? I’m here to help with that! Unfortunately aggressive marketing really pushes the need to get every piece of equipment…

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Top Things to do when you’re pregnant in Brampton (Spring/Summer Edition!)

By Amelia Rebolo | May 23, 2018
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As someone who was born and raised in this city, I gotta say, I love Brampton. It is such a vibrant and growing city with lots to do. I’ve seen Brampton change a lot in the past 34 years and I love that there are so many things to do in the downtown core of the city! Here I’m going to share with you a bunch of things you can do in this city while you’re pregnant. And this is the fun stuff… not pack your hospital bag or take a childbirth ed class… I have a post on that…

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The rebozo connection.

By Amelia Rebolo | May 1, 2018
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I had the opportunity to attend a rebozo technique workshop in Toronto this weekend at Yoga Mamas and what I learned today was phenomenal! I am so excited to bring these new techniques into my work and support my clients in a whole new way. Historically the rebozo (pronounced Re-Bo-So) has been associated with colonialism because it was originally a head covering worn by Spanish people. When they settled in Mexico, they forced their customs on them including the adoption of the rebozo, particularly in places of worship. Over time the Mexican people claimed the rebozo as their own and…

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Meeting Dr. Blake at the Justine Blainey Wellness Center Brampton

By Amelia Rebolo | Mar 5, 2018
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Welcome to the first in my monthly blog series meeting with local practitioners in Peel Region. The first interview I did was in January with Dr. Blake Broker, a local chiropractor in Brampton. (Forgive the lateness of the actual post since my family was ill for weeks after the meeting). He is trained in the Webster Technique, which is a series of adjustments used specifically in pregnancy to help optimize the mother’s pelvic function and is often recommended to mothers with breech babies. Dr. Blake and his wife Justine Blainey founded The Justine Blainey Wellness Center together, located here in Brampton and…

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Eight Tips to a Great Postpartum Period

By Amelia Rebolo | Mar 2, 2018
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As a birth worker, I talk about labour and birth all the time. I work with clients to create birth plans to help prepare for the big day. Yet, there is little time spent preparing for after baby arrives, when you are healing from birth, tired and sore, all while caring for a brand new human! So, I thought I would share some tips here on how you can prepare to have a great postpartum period. 1. Fill your Freezer. I cannot emphasize the importance of delicious nutritious foods in your freezer before your baby arrives enough. Sure, you might…

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Giving Birth at Brampton Civic Hospital: An Insider’s Guide

By Amelia Rebolo | Feb 7, 2018
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Are you wondering what it’s like to give birth at Brampton Civic Hospital? Brampton Civic Hospital is the closest hospital to where I live, and serves the over 500, 000 people living in the city of Brampton. It is the only birth facility in our city, aside from the option of home birth if you are being cared for by midwives or giving birth at one of the hospitals located in Mississauga. In this post you’ll find tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way. I won’t call them “secrets” but they are things I’ve learned through experience and trial…

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My Personal Journey To Sleep Educator

By Amelia Rebolo | Oct 23, 2017
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Ever since I became a parent myself, sleep and attachment theory have been near and dear to my heart. You see, when I became a parent, I had no idea what normal infant sleep was supposed to look like. I grew up with many people telling me that babies wake up all the time. I also grew up with the stories of my own sleep habits, including that as a baby I didn’t really wake. I was what we call “a good baby.” So, with such an abundance of conflicting information, I had no idea what I was in for…

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Birth plan creation tips.

By Amelia Rebolo | Oct 14, 2017

As you prepare for birth, you may (or may not) have a clear picture of how you want that experience to look. You may wish to have a drug-free vaginal childbirth, or you may want an epidural. With both of these scenarios and any other scenario that may arise, birth does not always go according to the plan we set out in our mind’s eye. At some point an intervention may be proposed, changing the birth plan. These types of situations may happen suddenly, or unfold slowly over the course of the birth. Preparation is key to coping well with…

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Common Objections and Frequently Asked Questions about Placenta Encapsulation

By Amelia Rebolo | Aug 29, 2017

Placenta encapsulation is currently going through a revival in North America, and with that comes many questions about the practice and benefits. Traditional knowledge of the uses and benefits of the placenta in the postpartum period has been lost with the institutionalization of childbirth in recent history. For many centuries before, the placenta was carefully honoured and would never be disposed of in the hospital incinerator as medical waste as it is in our modern society. The placenta is a powerhouse of nutrients, and can help with mood stabilization, milk production, postpartum recovery and fatigue and reduced postpartum bleeding. Traditionally,…

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