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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...

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. Postnatal doulas can offer practical help around the home, childcare and cooking or walking the dog (each postnatal doula has different offerings, so be very clear...

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

Optimal cord clamping and delayed cord clamping - what is it all about? What should we do if a baby is born without a midwife or doctor? Why do we cut the cord anyway? Sophie discusses the third stage of birth and the choices that parents have around cord clamping,...

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...

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...