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Birth plans: helpful or hindrance?

By Sophie Brigstocke, Nurturing Birth Owner and Doula Training Facilitator A couple of years ago I decided to read the autobiographical tale “It’s Going to Hurt” by Adam Kay.  In it he recounts his journey as a junior doctor, choosing to specialize in obstetrics and...

Are doulas an expensive luxury?

By Sophie Brigstocke Over at The Naked Doula where we did an Instagram takeover recently, we asked people to share the myths they had heard about doulas, The most common by far were:  Doulas are expensiveand Doulas are a luxury, not available to...

5 ways to be more mindful during your pregnancy

A Guest Post By Kelly Brusch and Nancy Bardacke of Mindfulbirthing.org Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, or fear during your pregnancy? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. For many, pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting can be both a joyous and...

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

Optimal cord clamping and delayed cord clamping - what is it all about? What options do we need to consider around cord clamping after birth. Why do these matter to the health of our baby or babies?What should we do if a baby is born without a midwife or doctor? Why...