Sacred circles for mothers & daughters

“Let us initiate our daughters into the beauty and mystery of being strong and confident women…” –Barbara Harper It is time to bring our daughters into the circle, to re-learn the amazing power of the sacred space and to come together as women; for growth, support and mother-daughter connection. This circle especially for mothers and … More Sacred circles for mothers & daughters

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?

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

It’s OK (in case you were wondering) home is a safe place to give birth

phew…busy times. Yesterday I began a daily newspaper for childbirth professional called: The Doula Daily and then today, on our second day of running in comes the huge news as NICE announces new guidelines that recommend 45% of women are going to be advised to give birth outside of hospital (no, sigh, not in the … More It’s OK (in case you were wondering) home is a safe place to give birth