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
With the huge emphasis placed on social media these days you could be forgiven for thinking that all other forms of small business marketing pale into … [Read more...] about How to get your doula business in front of more potential clients
With the summer holidays in full swing it can be tough to balance work and family life. If you’re a mum you’ll likely be juggling work and childcare … [Read more...] about 9 ways to be much more productive (even when you’re shattered)
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!
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 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
As doulas it is incredibly special when a client chooses to write a testimonial talking about their positive experience. In this testimonial comedian … [Read more...] about Comedian James Mullinger talks about the birth of his children with doula support – a guest blog
This week we are grateful to Antonia Wise-Stewart, founder of Mumvoice (uniting mothers using the power of writing and blogs), for sharing her story … [Read more...] about Choosing not to have my partner in the birth room – a guest blog by Antonia Wise-Stewart
Sophie talks about the recent news articles about the benefits of singing for postnatal mothers and how group singing significantly reduces postnatal … [Read more...] about Singing and other ways to reduce Postnatal Depression – a video blog
2018 - 17 years since Doula UK was founded, nearly 10 years after the establishment of the largest American doula organisation, DONA, and doulas are … [Read more...] about Vaginal Gandalf – descriptions of doulas on TV and Film