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 …

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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 despite the evidence to the contrary! …

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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 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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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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