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Birth plans: helpful or hindrance?

By Sophie Brigstocke, Nurturing Birth Owner and Doula Training Facilitator There's a lot that's said about birth plans. Are you thinking of making a birth plan but are not sure whether it's right for you? A couple of years ago I decided to read the autobiographical...

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...

Continuity of Care makes birth safer!

By Emma Ashworth Did you know that Continuity of Care throughout pregnancy and birth makes birth safer? Since the dawn of humanity, women and people giving birth have been attended by someone they know and trust, and have a relationship with - doulas and midwives. It...

Baby sleep tips for expectant parents!

By Lyndsey Hookway I’ve had a lot of clients lately who I helped with their first child, and have recently emailed me with the happy news that they’re expecting again – every single one of them has asked about baby sleep tips for expectant parents. They are so wise!...

The Coach and the Cheerleader

By Sophie Brigstocke What is a doula? It’s a question we ask before the start of any doula course because there is still a lack of clarity for many people about what a doula actually is or does.  Recently I worked with a lovely group of yoga teachers and asked them 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...