Posts Categorized: Blog

Breastfeeding support and antenatal preparation – a video blog

Sophie discusses some of the challenges facing breastfeeding mothers and how getting qualified support and information can help.  She looks at what can be done antenatally to prepare, including expression of colostrum.  In celebration of International Breastfeeding Week 2017 she highlights how much amazing free support there is available to women via the charitable organisations… Read more »

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 or contact us at

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 or contact us

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

Oxytocin – the Power of Love!

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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


  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 »