My Recommended Partners  


          Baby Photographer

McLelland Photography

Amanda Simpson


Michele Crockett



Birth Doula

Karen McWilliam


          Breastfeeding Support 


          Lactation Consultant

Taya Griffin, I.B.C.L.C.



          Naturopathic Doctors & Practitioners

Carol Morley, BKin, ND



Rebecca Hanratty, Holistic Nutritionist


Jazmine Stinson, Nutritionist, Herbalist


         Osteopath Doctors

Kevin Stocker or Samara Stein



         Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

         Cora Tomowich


Lamiya Zaidi, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist


Vital Physiotherapy and Wellness


          Playtime for Parents and Babies


          Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Laura Repo-Davis


          Prenatal Yoga

Karen McWilliam


          Sleep Consultants

Rosalee Lahaie Hera


Catherine Wright, Certified Sleep Consultant


My Blog: Baby Ripples


Winging it with Baby No.3, or Should I? 

And New baby Makes Four

I Don't Know What I Don't Know

Sleep? What’s That?



Suggested Reading for Mom and Dad (Partner)


Siblings Without Rivalry

Healthy Beginnings

Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding

No Cry Sleeping Solutions for Newborns

Sweet Sleep

The Happiest Kid on the Block

The First 40 Days

The Impact of Breastfeeding Practices

The Baby Book

The Wonder Weeks

Your Amazing Newborn

Breastfeeding Made Simple

The Birth Partner

The Vital Touch


Suggested Family Reading


           I’m a Big Brother/Sister by Joanna Cole

          My New Baby by Rachel Fuller

          The Berenstain Bear’s New Baby

          The New Baby by Mercer Mayer

          Best Ever Big Sister/Brother by Karen Katz

          We Have A Baby by Cathryn Falwell

          Hello Baby! By Lizzy Rockwell

          Babies Don’t Eat Pizza by Diane Danzig

          On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott

          One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer





Did you know?

Postpartum depression can start any time in the first 12 months after having a baby, most often between three and four months after the baby is born. I experienced this after the birth of my third child. I know the signs and I can help.

Sibling love! Always changing, always adapting.

Sibling love! Always changing, always adapting.

Having my first granddaughter, Ava, brought back all the feelings from when I first had my own babies.

Christine Duarte serves Toronto and surrounding areas.

© 2021 by Christine Duarte

Christine Duarte - Postpartum Doula

fourth-trimester care for you & your family