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

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...

Vaginal Gandalf – descriptions of doulas on TV and Film

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...

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...

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. https://vimeo.com/247367333 For another blog which looks at a positive relationship between...

Loneliness in motherhood – a video blog

Sophie talks about the recent Mumsnet and Jo Cox commission research in to loneliness in motherhood. https://vimeo.com/242715668 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...