What to put in your bag for a birth is a question that comes up a lot both on parenting forums and in doula groups. I’m very aware of it on forums … [Read more...] about What’s in your bag?
In amidst the joy of seeing a new family together earlier this week there was a moment that jarred for me, the question put to Harry and Meghan about … [Read more...] about The bad baby!
This article, written by Sophie Brigstocke, first appeared in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare, Summer 2017 How many lightbulb moments can you … [Read more...] about Doulas, birth, home and love
Sophie interviews holistic sleep coach and IBCLC Lyndsey Hookway about her work and especially her training programme for anyone wanting to work with … [Read more...] about Interview with Lyndsey Hookway, Holistic Sleep and Lactation Consultant
Sophie interviews Lactation Consultant Anna Le Grange about mindful breastfeeding, some of the pitfalls facing parents in the UK around feeding, and … [Read more...] about Interview with Anna Le Grange, Lactation Consultant and Mindful Breastfeeding Coach
Sophie chats to Emma While, Sleep Educator and Mummy Mentor from Courage and Chamomile about her work with new parents navigating baby and child … [Read more...] about Interview with Emma While from Courage & Chamomile on baby sleep
Sophie discusses perceptions of doulas preventing midwives from doing their job and/or keeping clients from going to hospital/accessing medical care. … [Read more...] about Barring the way – doulas and midwives, a video blog
Sophie chats to Hannah about everything to do with babywearing - how she got into it, why she's so passionate about it, what she thinks of Piers … [Read more...] about Interview with Hannah Wallace from Wear My Baby on babywearing
Florence chats to Bridget Supple, Antenatal Teacher and news editor of the International Journal of Birth and Parent Education about her interest in … [Read more...] about An Interview with Bridget Supple, Microbiome Teacher
Sophie talks to hypnotherapist, doula and Traumatic Birth Recovery specialist Alex Heath about her work with families recovering from difficult … [Read more...] about An interview with Alex Heath, Hypnotherapist and Traumatic Birth Recovery specialist
Harry Kane, footballing star in the recent World Cup, came under fire on Twitter last week for congratulating his partner, Kate, on giving birth to … [Read more...] about #SoProud – 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 … [Read more...] about The Birth Plan – a video blog
Last year Sophie wrote an open letter to magazine editor Natasha Pearlman after she shared in the mainstream press about her traumatic first birth … [Read more...] about Doulas and caesareans – a video blog
Sophie is in a field in Hay on Wye, camping at the Hay Literary Festival. She's been listening to some inspiring talks, including one by linguistics … [Read more...] about The power of language and basic humanity – a video blog
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 … [Read more...] about When the postnatal period isn't all rosy – a video blog