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Healthy Snacks for Pregnancy

I love flapjacks. There is something so incredibly nourishing, comforting, and delicious about oats when sweetened up and baked, even better when they are topped with chocolate. If ever I make a tray of flapjacks, I can almost always be … Continue reading

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When we first met April we were struck by her warmth and friendliness. She was very positive and upbeat and when we went over how we saw the labour and birth unfolding, she was extremely supportive of our plans for … Continue reading

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What is a Doula’s role?

A Birth Doula supports the mother wherever or however she chooses to give birth – at home, in a birth centre, in hospital – with or without medical intervention. A Birth Doula will usually meet with the woman and her … Continue reading

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Birth Pools and Waterbirth

Giving birth in the water can be a great experience for both the mother and the newborn baby. Most mothers can give birth in the water and even if a hospital has a policy stating otherwise, it is one of … Continue reading

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What does a Doula Do exactly?

What does a Doula do exactly? A question I often find myself answering by explaining more who a Doula is. A doula does not simply “do” but just by being who she is, and being present, she serves the mother and father. … Continue reading

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Does a Doula replace a Father?

Not at all. Many people mistakenly think that a Doula sweeps in and takes over, leaving out the important role of a father during the birth. Or they think that Doulas are only for women who are on their own. … Continue reading

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What if I cannot afford a Doula?

Doulas believe that every mother has the right to positive and continuous support during labour and so Doula UK does provide an access fund that mothers may be eligible for. For more information on the access fund please visit here. … Continue reading

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