Posts Categorized: Video blog

Optimal cord clamping and the third stage of labour – video blog

Sophie discusses the third stage of birth and the choices that parents have around cord clamping, highlighting the all-important NICE guidelines to have optimal cord clamping, enabling placental transfusion to take place – the blood that is required by the baby to be passed from placenta to baby before the cord is cut. Click here… Read more »

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 – info@nurturingbirth.co.uk Click here to… 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 »

Positive Birth recommendations from the World Health Organisation – a video blog

Sophie talks about how exciting it is that the World Health Organisation has recognised the over-medicalisation of birth and how detrimental that can be to mother and baby in terms of birth experience.  She explores how over-medicalisation began and how important it is to move back to a more instinctive practice around birth. If you… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

Loneliness in motherhood – a video blog

Sophie talks about the recent Mumsnet and Jo Cox commission research in to loneliness in motherhood. Here are some ideas of where to go and how to find postnatal groups: Local church or community centre Children’s Centres Milk Spots and Breastfeeding drop-ins (not always exclusively for breastfeeding mothers) – BFN, ABM, LLL  NCT Bumps and… Read more »