Posts By: Sophie

Desperate sleep-deprived parents – a video blog

What would you do if your baby didn’t sleep?  Is that a situation you find yourself in now?  Is the sleep bank empty and you are looking to everyone and anyone for advice? In this video blog Sophie shares a recent situation she read about on social media and how emotive it was.  Being in… Read more »

Comedian James Mullinger talks about the birth of his children with doula support – a guest blog

As doulas it is incredibly special when a client chooses to write a testimonial talking about their positive experience. In this testimonial comedian James Mullinger talks about the difference doula support made to him and his wife. My wife and I decided to work with a doula because we wanted the birth of our first… Read more »

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 »

Top tips to prepare for a safe car journey – a guest blog from First Aid for Life

Emma Hammett from First Aid For Life talks about preparing for car journeys and references important information about child and baby safety.   Between June 2016 – June 2017 there were 27,130 people killed or seriously injured as the result of road accidents. One way that we can attempt to curb these shockingly high figures is… Read more »

How to have a baby – guest post by Natalie Meddings

We are thrilled that Nurturing Birth doula Natalie Meddings has published her book, How To Have a Baby! Here she shares some thoughts with us about the current birth situation Messages about birth at the moment are over-miserable. Newly negative in a way that is troubling. We’d got clear on it all once – several… Read more »

Doulas and Midwives – a video blog

Sophie Brigstocke talks about the relationship between midwives and doulas, the question most parents ask at a doula interview and how we can move forward in a positive way. For another blog which looks at a positive relationship between midwives and doulas visit http://nurturingbirthdirectory.com/wisdom-freedom-birth-story/ Contact us at Nurturing Birth if you would like to talk more… Read more »