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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!...

Book Review: The AIMS Guide to Twin Pregnancy and Birth

Reviewed by Lucy Bennett Publisher: AIMS The AIMS Guide to Twin Pregnancy and Birth should be a go-to read for those who are expecting multiples as well as for maternity professionals who seek to support multiple births. I went into this book with a fairly thorough...

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...

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...