Celebrating World Doula Week

To celebrate World Doula Week this year my booklet ‘A Birth Path’ has been reduced to the lowest price the publisher will allow.

I hope this wholesale price will be useful for the wonderful doulas & childbirth educators out there, who have told me how they like to gift their clients a copy.

What’s it all about?

A Birth Path: states & stages of consciousness describes the birthing process to raise awareness of what mother, baby and attending father experience during this miraculous life transition. It delves into the physical, spiritual and energetical to bring light to the conscious and subconscious aspects of the integrative beauty of birth.

What other people are saying:

‘Here is a book that offers one alternative to the medical model’s tendency to want to measure and fix birth. Reading it & experiencing its teaching will prepare you to create your own birth story.’
– Mark Harris, Author of Men, Love & Birth

This is a soulful book, which will be a rich resource for mothers and fathers to be, as well as birth professionals.’
– Jackie Singer, Author of Birthrites, Rituals and Ceremonies for the Child-Bearing Years

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Also coming soon: A Birth Path – the audiobook! Watch this space.

The purpose of World Doula Week (WDW) is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period. The World Doula Week events will take place all over the world during the same week, stating the benefits of the presence of doulas in birth and in the postpartum period:
  • Reduces the incidence of c-sections      
  • May shorten the length of labor      
  • Reduces epidural and analgesic requests      
  • Increases breastfeeding initiation and continuation     
  • Increases mother’s satisfaction of birth experience      
  • Can reduce the incidence of postpartum mood disorders     
  • Increases new parents’ confidence in the care of their newborn
World Doula Week begins with World Doula Day on March 22nd and will go through March 28th annually.   March 22 was chosen because it is the spring equinox, which represents the return of fertility in countless cultures. (1)

Doulas provide continuous support for the whole family through pregnancy, birth and the early days of parenthood. Filling a role that new mothers and families have always needed, we are there to listen, give confidence and not judge. Offering flexible, practical and emotional support we work in women’s own homes as well as in hospitals throughout the UK.

Doulas are usually experienced women who have completed some basic training. We do not offer clinical skills and are not medically trained.

The majority of doulas are employed directly by their clients while others may choose to volunteer. The Doula Access Fund (formerly a Doula UK project and soon to become a standalone charity) provides free birth and postnatal doulas to women in need and works with women’s refuges to ensure vulnerable women are supported as they become mothers. There are a small number of NHS-employed doulas and a number of voluntary schemes and projects as well as Social Services/Childrens’ Centres funded doula work.

A wide variety of women and families (from different communities, with different needs and planning all kinds of birth) hire doulas. We work with new parents who make a diverse range of parenting choices and believe there is a doula out there for every woman. (2)

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