Monthly Archives: March 2018

Well-meaning advice – how helpful is it? A video blog

Sophie’s sharing a story she’s read on a public forum from a Mum whose family are telling her to stop breastfeeding.  How can doulas help when friends and family members are wading in, often given unsolicited and non evidence-based advice? Do come back to us with your thoughts and questions – Click here to… Read more »

Unrealistic expectations – instant bonding and size 6 jeans – a video blog

Sophie talks about how we can set ourselves, with the media’s help, unrealistic expectations when we become parents, which can in turn promote anxiety, feelings of dissatisfaction or self doubt. Click here to watch Sophie’s video on preparing for having a baby in your life To find a doula to support you fill in the… Read more »

The value of doulas – a video blog

Sophie challenges a GP’s recent assertions that doulas charge “extortionate prices”.  She considers the value of doula support, how it breaks down and how doulas can actually end up saving you money! Click here to read Nurturing Birth doula Paula Cleary’s response to the same article in the BJGP. Click here to read Father and… Read more »