Free ebook today

This is it the day of birth – welcome to the world my new booklet : A Birth Path. You can grab yourself a free kindle ebook HERE or a reduced rate paperback HERE Please take the time to leave a review on Amazon and let me know what you think. warm wishes Hazel   … More Free ebook today

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

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

Doula support more effective in improving obstetric outcomes

The Cochrane Review of Continuous support for women during childbirth included 21 randomized controlled trials with 15,060 women with doulas and hospital staff (including 4 newly added trials that compared trained support people from the woman’s own social network (partner, family friends)). This review confirms previous findings that improved obstetric outcomes are associated with continuous … More Doula support more effective in improving obstetric outcomes