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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Connection is more important now than ever

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Sarah Ballard, experienced doula and postnatal group facilitator who has written a guest blog post about what to do in your postnatal period during these challenging times!

Your new baby

As anybody knows, having a baby is a challenging yet delicious...

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Lean Back

Well this is totally fucked up isn’t it? 

Having been in self isolation for 12 days, for what may or may not be Covid-19, I can happily say I’ve run the entire gambit of emotions. 

I feel completely gutted that I missed the birth of my lovely client but she had an...

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Snacks for labour

The last thing you might be thinking of when you’re preparing for the birth of your baby is food but labour requires energy. Having plenty of snacks with you ensures you don’t run out of fuel! They’re also great to offer your birth team if you’re at home.

I’ve put...

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Why you should plan a home birth if you’re a first time parent and how to do it.

“Women planning birth at home or in a freestanding midwife-led unit were more likely to have a normal (vaginal) birth than women planning birth in an alongside midwife-led unit. Women planning birth in any of these 3 places were more likely to have a normal birth than women planning...

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Advocate

This is a word that gets bandied around a lot in the birth world. I’m constantly reading in both social media and mainstream media about how ‘doula’s advocate for women’ or ‘doula’s empower women’.

But this is not how I work. 

I can’t give...

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I am not the doula for you …

Oooooohhhhhh! Think about half the people reading this just left and I haven’t even started yet. It’s a bold statement I know but I really want you to think about why you want a doula. 

Doula’s are not a modern pregnancy ‘necessity’.

They’re not something...

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The ripple effect

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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