Exploring Birth

Birth is influenced by a variety of aspects, some seen some not, some commonly known & understood, other less so. The extent of influence depends on the individual woman and baby, I believe this is why each birth is different. In this blog I’m going to look at each influence in turn.   Physical The … More Exploring Birth

World Doula Week 2016

This month is World Doula Week, a time for doulas around the world to celebrate their profession. In their words this is what the organisers say about it: 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 … More World Doula Week 2016

Why bother listening if I already know what you’re going to say?

Why do we speak, I mean why say anything at all, what is the purpose of communication? These might sound like silly questions, it feels kinda funny sitting here typing them out on the screen. But with so many of the words coming out of my mouth unconscious and sometimes downright embarrassing it feels like … More Why bother listening if I already know what you’re going to say?

Lego Education

On my kitchen wall there was a big clock. I used it daily when getting ready to do the school run, or timing cooking, or getting ready for an appointment. It had been there for such a long time that nobody remembers where it came from. Then one day it stopped. I was surprised, not … More Lego Education

An introduction to the archetypal journey of Labour & Birth

The process of labour and birth is an archetypal journey in the sense that it is an original pattern that every natural birth follows (Natural here meaning a labour that is uninterrupted and without interventions).  Those natural labours follow a pattern of labour that is recognized the world over by midwives, doulas and women who … More An introduction to the archetypal journey of Labour & Birth