Every birth experience is unique, special and transformative

It’s time we place the emphasis on ‘experience’ because birth is about more than simply a healthy baby and mother/parent. We need to understand that we are more than just a number in a system.

Whilst a fundamentally normal physiological function of our bodies,...

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There’s a doula for everyone.

I strongly believe this to be true! But what does this mean for those who’s finances don’t afford them a doula?

I was recently chatting with one of The Original Birth Connection Birth Worker Training Programme trainees about this and I thought it would be useful to others to...

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Birth work is your work

Just a fad?

Having a doula became quite the thing in recent years. With the rise in celebrities like Meghan Markle having a doula at her birth, suddenly everyone seemed to want a doula too!

In light of this doulas are seen by many as a trendy fad. I believe this has a lot to do with why...

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Birth work in a pandemic

As we move back into this latest form of lockdown I’ve been reflecting on how the pandemic has impacted the work birth professionals do.

It’s been a bit of a shit show! Doulas – birth workers – birth professionals are not viewed as essential by government or the NHS...

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Why I created a birth worker training programme …

There are loads of birth worker – or doula – training programmes available in the UK so why did I decide to create another one. Not because I think I’m the shizzle of all birth workers and therefore you should all follow my lead. But because I wanted to create a programme...

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Your birth plan is the gateway to a fearless birth

You’re feeling all kinds of uncertain at the moment.

Covid is still happening and effecting the provision of maternity services and; this might be your first pregnancy, you may want something different from last time but unsure how, or what, to ask for.

At this point in our...

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Focus on what you can control

This is so important when planning how you want to birth your baby. 

Your plan

Pretty much EVERYONE acknowledges that it’s important to have a birth plan. Your birth plan is an opportunity to express your wishes on paper about how you’d like you birth your baby. Given that...

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Birth in modern times

I know you want all the ‘feels’ – right? You picture your birth – and its beautiful and calm and your surrounded by love and your baby arrives easily and wonderfully – and its, well, perfect! 

When you picture your birth your don’t envisage having to...

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