Doula

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 it is your human right to …

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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 negotiate and ask lots of questions and feel in …

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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 amazing birth and …

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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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