An Interview with Bridget Supple, Microbiome Teacher

As we learn more about the microbiome of newborn babies, the more we realise we need to learn! Florence chats to Bridget Supple, Antenatal Teacher and news editor of the International Journal of Birth and Parent Education about her interest in the Microbiome and how that has developed into providing online courses for parents and… Read more »

Your Birth Plan – a video blog

Sophie chats about birth plans after reading two very differing opinions about them recently.  What are your thoughts about birth plans – a good or a bad thing?  Does you feel that your birth plan empowers you to consider your options, or create unrealistic expectations? How can finding the right doula for you help you… Read more »

Budgeting for a baby – Seriously thrifty saving advice!

budgeting for a baby - nurturing birth directory

Here in the UK we’re super lucky that every woman has the right to take 52 weeks maternity leave. However, being able to afford to take it is another matter altogether. Some ultra-supportive employers offer enhanced maternity leave packages, providing as much as six month’s pay whilst you take a break to recover from birth… Read more »

What is a doula and do I really need one?

Pregnancy can be a truly wonderful time, your body is blooming and you’re looking forward to the day when you finally get to meet your beautiful new baby. But pregnancy can also be an exhausting, confusing and downright scary time too! You’ve probably got a million and one questions and random thoughts running through your… Read more »

Doulas and caesareans – a video blog

Did you know that  doulas support ALL births? Did you know that doulas support caesarean birth? Last year Sophie wrote an open letter to magazine editor Natasha Pearlman after she shared in the mainstream press about her traumatic first birth experience.  Now, a year later, Natasha is pregnant with her second baby and has shared… Read more »

When the postnatal period isn’t all rosy – a video blog

Postnatal doulas can be invaluable support to families, including when their birth didn’t go as planned. Sophie talks about working with two clients who didn’t experience the birth they hoped for and had difficult early days.  What are the challenges that come up – the change in expectations, the lack of time to process their… Read more »

An interview with Jo Robertson, Birth Photographer

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Jo Robertson, a birth photographer in Wales.  In our chat I had the opportunity to ask Jo about her journey into birth photography, who uses a photographer during birth and what her ultimate ambition is.  Plus, she gives a really good top tip for parents! Click here… Read more »

An interview with Laura Tilson, Osteopath

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Tilson, an Osteopath who runs a clinic for women and children in SW London.  In our chat I had the opportunity to ask Laura what osteopathy is, how it benefits women in pregnancy and what kind of treatments an osteopath can offer a newborn. Plus, she… Read more »