Posts By: Sophie

It’s hot, hot hot! Keeping babies cool in hot weather – a video blog

It’s been unbelievably hot in the UK this week – how are you managing to keep your babies cool, happy and hydrated? Sophie busts a couple of myths and gives some alternative suggestions for keeping cool.   If you like this blog you might like some of our others – did you watch Sophie comparing… Read more »

Wonder Women – doulas are superhuman! A video blog

Sophie explores the superhuman qualities of doulas in this video blog.  For more information about doulas visit www.nurturingbirthdirectory.com or contact us at info@nurturingbirth.co.uk

Where to give birth – a video blog

What questions have you asked yourselves about where to give birth?  What options have you considered?  Sophie talks about environment for birth, how a doula will support a couple in making the right choice for them and why home might not be a silly idea Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions… Read more »

Dads and doulas – a video blog

Today we chat about how a doula works with a Dad (male birth partner) during the labour, and how a doula’s role differs from the midwife’s. To find a doula visit www.nurturingbirthdirectory.com or contact us info@nurturingbirthdirectory.com

Pain in childbirth – a video blog

Sophie Brigstocke talks about pain in childbirth, how the media doesn’t help and different comfort measures available to women and their partners. For more information about doulas or to find a doula to support you go to www.nurturingbirthdirectory.com

Oxytocin – the Power of Love!

For more information about doulas and to find a doula go to www.nurturingbirthdirectory.com To find out more about Nurturing Birth doula courses visit www.nurturingbirth.co.uk To contact us email sophie@nurturingbirth.co.uk

Pregnancy Photography – guest post by Sarah Stirk

Bodies and baby bumps have always been a part of my life. I grew up in London in the 70’s with both my parents practicing yoga teachers. Our house was always full of anatomy charts, perineum herbs and circles of pregnant women exhaling, and I witnessed my first birth at the age of 9. My… Read more »

Wisdom and Freedom – A Birth Story

The power of story-telling is second to none when it comes to birth.  For many women there is a desire to share their stories with the world, to inspire women to have a similar birth, or more often to prevent them from experiencing the same.  At the end of January a new mum reached out… Read more »

Embrace – body image and the postnatal mum

Embrace

  This week Florence and I saw the film Embrace, made by photographer Taryn Brumfitt (see photo above) and the Body Image Movement. In it she described her hate-relationship with her body, particularly after she birthed three babies in a relatively short time. Having shared a couple of photographs of herself on social media, she… Read more »

Continuity of Care – a basic right for women in labour

Isn’t it devastating that this country STILL can’t provide women with the most basic of requirements when it comes to having a baby? It’s nearly a year on from the National Maternity Review which highlighted the importance of continuity of care for women in labour. A further report, release this week, by the NCT and… Read more »