Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sharing beds and sharing information with parents – Guest post by Emma Pickett, IBCLC

Emma is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is listed on our Nurturing Birth directory – she has been working in breastfeeding support since 2005 Why is it that a double bed (preferably king-size) is the norm for married couples when it comes to sleeping? Certainly some co-habiting couples choose other arrangements but generally we accept… Read more »

Sleeping Through the Night?

I was just scrolling through my junk emails this evening and came across one from the retailer Next – “Baby milestones – Celebrate their memorable moments and more”.  The main image is of the most adorable baby wearing a long sleeved vest emblazoned with “I slept through the night”.  It made me want to cry…. Read more »

The myth of the “late” baby

A big shout out to the gorgeous @coral.atkinson who shared this photograph of her pregnant belly on Instagram yesterday in the hope that it is the last she posts before the arrival of her third baby.  She says, “Today I reached my due date, I was an emotional wreck all morning, gutted that even third… Read more »

Marketing yourself – the challenges of being self-employed!

Establishing yourself in business is nerve-wracking!  It’s one thing to complete a course in a subject about which you are passionate, or train in a therapy, but a whole different ballgame to acquire all the other skills that are necessary when starting a business.   We both became doulas because we were passionate about supporting… Read more »