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But we want it to be just us at the birth……

I hear this a lot when doulas are discussed among friends, or in online discussions about birth options. It seems to stem from this perception that doulas operate as some sort of “third wheel” at the birth, or that they … Continue reading

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Water Birth in the News

Recently in the media, there has been some discussion and debate over water birth. The AAP and the ACOG concluded that although immersion in the water was great for pain relief and general labour, and reduced the need for an … Continue reading

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Drug Free Pain Relief- TENS Machines

So what’s the deal with TENS machines? Ask any mother in the UK and you’ll get a variety of responses. Some mothers swear by their TENS machine, others say it was a complete waste of money and it drove them … Continue reading

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s sings the praises of her doula

“So what do you do then?” “I’m a doula” “A what?” “A doula, I’m with women when they have their babies and I offer emotional support” (or some other line that’s never really quite able to explain what it is … Continue reading

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Continuity of Care

So much of the model of midwifery lead care has changed over the years. Even as a doula, in a non medical role, I know that the relationship I have with a mother, and how well I know her, and … Continue reading

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All the best to Kate for your birth! You can do this!

I lived in Ireland for two years in my early 20’s. Long before the ideas and issues of birth were anywhere on my radar. I made some wonderful friends during that time who I still keep in touch with today. … Continue reading

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Dad’s and Doulas

I came across an article (linked further down), written by a dad about doulas. I’m always interested in hearing from the perspective of the father. I certainly see that much of my role is not just about supporting the mother, … Continue reading

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Superfood Energy Bars

These energy bars are my favourite healthy snack to give to pregnant mothers, as well as breastfeeding mothers. They taste amazing, and are so easy to make. Most “healthy” cereal bars may contain the goodness of oats, superfoods, nuts, and seeds, … Continue reading

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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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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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