Sophie explores some of the questions that we are regularly asked by prospective doulas, such as can I be a doula if I haven't had children? If … [Read more...] about Can I be a doula if …? A video blog
Former Midwife, Christine Duffill, came on our Nurturing Birth Doula Preparation course in 2017. In this piece she reflects on the challenges facing … [Read more...] about From Midwife to Doula – Christine Duffill
Nurturing Birth Head of Mentoring, Michelle Every, shares her thoughts as one of the doulas she is mentoring comes to the end of her Initial Mentoring … [Read more...] about A reflection on mentoring – Michelle Every
We shared our recent blog about the challenges of being a doula over on the Nurturing Birth Directory, but we reckon it merits a share here … [Read more...] about The challenges of being a doula – a video blog
Is 2018 the year you decide to become a doula? Do you finally have the time and energy to take a preparation course? In this video Sophie suggests … [Read more...] about Choosing a doula course – a video blog
Dear Natasha I read your Times article, now reproduced in the online Mail, with a mixture of emotions – primarily sadness that someone felt so … [Read more...] about Dear Natasha – a response to Grazia Editor Natasha Pearlman’s recent birth trauma article
Sophie Brigstocke talks about mentoring and why it is beneficial for ALL doulas, not just those at the start of their journey. For more information … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with mentoring?
I think I am becoming more pernickety in my old age. I really care about the language used around birth to the point that my own family tease me … [Read more...] about Don’t call me an expert!!!
I’m back home, sitting in my kitchen in London, reflecting on two extraordinary days. A bit longer if you count the night coach travels to and from … [Read more...] about MaMa Conference – Ten Highlights
We asked Kath Harbisher, one of our team of Nurturing Birth mentors, and qualified counsellor, to explore the benefits of mentoring for an experienced … [Read more...] about Mentoring for Experienced Doulas
Nurturing Birth is disappointed to hear that Independent Midwives at IMUK have been prevented from supporting their clients due to the NMC opinion … [Read more...] about Independent Midwives removed from NMC Register – Nurturing Birth statement
T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house … actually the morning before Christmas, but with tweens and teens nothing is stirring … [Read more...] about T’was the night before Christmas – what do we wish for
A big shout out to the gorgeous @coral.atkinson who shared this photograph of her pregnant belly on Instagram yesterday in the hope that it is the … [Read more...] about The myth of the “late” baby
My 11-year old daughter and I sat down to watch an episode of one of her favourite American TV dramas the other evening - something of a chore for me … [Read more...] about Birth on the big screen
It’s lovely to see the UK experimenting with a scheme that has been so successful in Finland for many years – a new family are given a sturdy … [Read more...] about Safe sleep – the UK trials the Finnish cardboard box scheme for new parents