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 amazing birth and …

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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 together 5 snacks that I …

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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 birth in an obstetric unit” NICE …

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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 you power, your power lies within. Let me explain. Imagine you’re …

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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 to tick off your ‘I’m expecting a baby list’ along …

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The ripple effect

Why am I a doula? The simplest answer is I was supported for the birth of my second child and this had an incredible impact on how I gave birth and how I felt about how I gave birth. I wanted other women to have this experience. However, there’s more to it than that. How …

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