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 »

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

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 »

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 »