THIS WEEK — LAURA BORCZON
Welcome to our series on Toronto Mom-Entrepreneurs! Over the next few weeks we’ll feature Toronto moms juggling growing businesses as well as motherhood and learn a little about what they’re up to.
Name: Laura Borczon
Company: Laura Borczon – Birth Doula
LAURA ON BUSINESS
The Pitch: I support women and their families during their pregnancy, their labour and the birth of their children. I have two prenatal visits (two hours each) with pregnant mothers, where we discuss any concerns and I teach them various methods of coping during labour (acupressure massage , rebozo techniques). I support the mother during her labour and remain until two hours after the birth, assisting with nursing and answering loads of questions. We then have a two hour post-partum visit roughly two weeks after the birth.
Why she got started: There are a lot of wonderful doulas working in Toronto. I think having a doula is better than not having a doula!
On where she wants to be in 5 years: A practicing midwife. Changing the birthing world.
LAURA ON MOTHERHOOD
Kids: 2 girls 4 1/2 and 2.
Most taxing time of the week: Definitely every weekday before school. It’s like a marathon; getting my husband out the door, then the kids and I all dressed, fed, brushed, packed and not crying!
Does she let her kids jump on the couch? Up until this winter, Yes! I had to pull the chute on it last month. So now, no 🙁
Most impressive dinner (in terms of health and ease of concoction) that her kids will actually eat: Tacos! Easy ’cause they build and eat. Several prep steps but well worth it.
Best Time of the Day: Bedtime snuggle for sure. Also, because it means my time is next!
Messy House or Neat House: MESSY!
Favourite Book at the Moment: Blindness by Jose Saramago.
ON HER NEIGHBOURHOOD: NIAGARA
Favourite Park: Trinity-Bellwoods. We are closer to Stanley Park and I love Stanley, I just prefer TB because of how it is set in away from the busy streets.
Restaurant that you dare take your kids to: Luce on King St. Great Italian food. Totally kid friendly.
Local Special Treat: Yogurty’s.
OFFER FROM LAURA BORCZON
Mention “Trinity Bellwoods Momma” and receive a 10% discount.
Read a Little About Other Toronto Mom Entrepreneurs in our Series.