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
Here in the UK we’re super lucky that every woman has the right to take 52 weeks maternity leave. However, being able to afford to take it is another … [Read more...] about Budgeting for a baby – Seriously thrifty saving advice!
Pregnancy can be a truly wonderful time, your body is blooming and you’re looking forward to the day when you finally get to meet your beautiful new … [Read more...] about What is a doula and do I really need one?
If you’re caring, patient, nurturing, kind (but assertive) and love supporting other people then a career as a self-employed doula could be right up … [Read more...] about How to become a doula – An instant guide!
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
Sophie chats about catching up with recent doulas who completed the Nurturing Birth doula course and the benefits of the one-to-one session a week or … [Read more...] about Why one-to-one sessions are such a valuable part of the Nurturing Birth doula course – a video blog
Sophie's in a field - she's fired up by a story she's just read about a celebrity not breastfeeding and the reasons she gave. Sophie talks about her … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding myths and the media propogation – a video blog
This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Jo Robertson, a birth photographer in Wales. In our chat I had the opportunity to ask Jo about her … [Read more...] about An interview with Jo Robertson, Birth Photographer
This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Tilson, an Osteopath who runs a clinic for women and children in SW London. In our chat I had the … [Read more...] about An interview with Laura Tilson, Osteopath
Sophie discusses the third stage of birth and the choices that parents have around cord clamping, highlighting the all-important NICE guidelines to … [Read more...] about Optimal cord clamping and the third stage of labour – video blog
Sophie's sharing a story she's read on a public forum from a Mum whose family are telling her to stop breastfeeding. How can doulas help when friends … [Read more...] about Well-meaning advice – how helpful is it? A video blog
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
Sophie talks about how we can set ourselves, with the media's help, unrealistic expectations when we become parents, which can in turn promote … [Read more...] about Unrealistic expectations – instant bonding and size 6 jeans – a video blog