Singing and other ways to reduce Postnatal Depression – a video blog

Sophie talks about the recent news articles about the benefits of singing for postnatal mothers and how group singing significantly reduces postnatal depression.  She highlights other options for new parents too. Click here for another video blog about loneliness in motherhood To contact us email info@nurturingbirth.co.uk

Vaginal Gandalf – descriptions of doulas on TV and Film

2018 – 17 years since Doula UK was founded, nearly 10 years after the establishment of the largest American doula organisation, DONA, and doulas are now appearing on mainstream TV programmes and films, so we thought it would be fun to share some of the recent viewings! For those who are fans of the Pitch… Read more »

How to have a baby – guest post by Natalie Meddings

We are thrilled that Nurturing Birth doula Natalie Meddings has published her book, How To Have a Baby! Here she shares some thoughts with us about the current birth situation Messages about birth at the moment are over-miserable. Newly negative in a way that is troubling. We’d got clear on it all once – several… Read more »

Doulas and Midwives – a video blog

Sophie Brigstocke talks about the relationship between midwives and doulas, the question most parents ask at a doula interview and how we can move forward in a positive way. For another blog which looks at a positive relationship between midwives and doulas visit https://nurturingbirthdirectory.com/wisdom-freedom-birth-story/ Contact us at Nurturing Birth if you would like to talk more… Read more »

Loneliness in motherhood – a video blog

Sophie talks about the recent Mumsnet and Jo Cox commission research in to loneliness in motherhood. Here are some ideas of where to go and how to find postnatal groups: Local church or community centre Children’s Centres Milk Spots and Breastfeeding drop-ins (not always exclusively for breastfeeding mothers) – BFN, ABM, LLL  NCT Bumps and… Read more »

Babywearing – Guest post from Wear My Baby

Hannah Wallace, owner of Wear My Baby, one of the UK’s leading babywearing consultancies and online stores and mother of two from Tooting explains the appeal of her service and the benefits of babywearing. Babywearing is an incredible parenting tool. All parents carry their babies and children in their arms. Using a sling simply means you… Read more »

What’s normal anyway – a video blog

Sophie Brigstocke explores the media furore around midwives having to back down over promoting “normal birth”, the history behind the press reports and what we mean by normal birth.  What is more important to consider and how can we all work collaboratively? Come and talk to us at info@nurturingbirth.co.uk Click here to watch Sophie’s video… Read more »

Breastfeeding support and antenatal preparation – a video blog

Sophie discusses some of the challenges facing breastfeeding mothers and how getting qualified support and information can help.  She looks at what can be done antenatally to prepare, including expression of colostrum.  In celebration of International Breastfeeding Week 2017 she highlights how much amazing free support there is available to women via the charitable organisations… Read more »