Monthly Archives: January 2018

The challenges of being a doula – a video blog

A rather tired Sophie talks about some of the challenges of being a doula, being on call and having to drop everything at a moment’s notice to attend a birth. For Sophie’s thoughts on why doulas are like Wonder Woman click here! To find a doula to support your birth visit the Nurturing Birth Directory

Preparing for having a baby in your life and relationship – a video blog

This week Sophie talks about preparing for a baby, not just the birth.  What will it be like having a baby at home 24/7, how might it affect your relationship, what are your expectations around a baby’s needs for sleep/food/comfort? Did you know that many doulas will offer sessions antenatally to help you prepare for… Read more »

Choosing not to have my partner in the birth room – a guest blog by Antonia Wise-Stewart

This week we are grateful to Antonia Wise-Stewart, founder of Mumvoice (uniting mothers using the power of writing and blogs), for sharing her story of deciding to birth without her partner present, and how doula support made for a fantastic second birth experience. “I am the only one of my friends that has ever chosen… Read more »

Singing and other ways to reduce Postnatal Depression – a video blog

Sophie talks about the recent news articles about the benefits of singing for postnatal mothers and how group singing significantly reduces postnatal depression.  She highlights other options for new parents too. Click here for another video blog about loneliness in motherhood To contact us email info@nurturingbirth.co.uk

Vaginal Gandalf – descriptions of doulas on TV and Film

2018 – 17 years since Doula UK was founded, nearly 10 years after the establishment of the largest American doula organisation, DONA, and doulas are now appearing on mainstream TV programmes and films, so we thought it would be fun to share some of the recent viewings! For those who are fans of the Pitch… Read more »