Here at Nurturing Birth we’ve curated a list of the most amazing Christmas gifts for birth workers. Why not ‘accidentally’ send a link to your friends and family, post it on Facebook as a hint, or just treat yourself so you know you’ll get the gift you really want this Christmas!
Hang it all out there…
Boldly going where string has never gone before, we absolutely adore these incredible wall hangings. Boob macramé which features a plant pot holder, or a yoni version which would adorn your walls with a certain level of subtlety.
“I made a difference to that one”
Many doulas know the Starfish Story, an inspiring tale adapted from Loren Eiseley’s original essay, “The Star Thrower”. In the adaptations, the story tells of a discussion on the beach between two people. Lying around them are thousands of dying starfish, thrown onto the land after a storm. One of the people crouches down, picks up a starfish and throws it into the water, saving its life. The second person asks why they bother – they can’t save them all, they can’t make a difference. The first person doesn’t answer immediately; instead they pick up another starfish and they throw it into the waves. Then they turn to the second person and respond, “I made a difference to that one.”
As doulas, we make a difference even if we can’t change the whole of world of maternity. We wear starfish as a symbol of the fact that every person that we support matters, and we made a difference to that person.
These stunning starfish pendants are the perfect way to remember that we all make a difference.
Nurturing Birth’s Nurturing Gifts
Do you know someone who would make an amazing doula? Or would you yourself like fewer ‘things’ and instead have people donate to your life’s passion?
You can buy a Nurturing Birth Gift Voucher for someone else – or add them to your own Christmas wish list – redeemable against any of our workshops and courses.
Simply email [email protected] to order.
“Look what we found!”
Part beautiful Christmas decoration, part educational opportunity, this 3D printed clitoris is the perfect addition to every birth worker’s Christmas tree! The more that these images of the clitoris are shared, the more people realise how big this incredible organ is. If nothing else it looks like unusual and pretty Christmas tree décor!
The Pelvis and Baby – a Practical Doula Gift!
Many doulas, especially those who do antenatal education, like to include information about how babies pass through their mother or birth parent’s pelvis during birth. This lovely hand-crocheted pelvis comes with a detailed uterus and baby with umbilical cord and placenta, supporting doulas to explain lots of interesting facts about birth. A very useful tool for the doula kit.
This essential stocking filler will be used all the time by both birth and postnatal doulas. These bags of marbles represent the size of a baby’s tummy over the first few days of life, and are used to reassure parents of how little milk is actually needed at each feed, especially from birth up to days 3 to 5 when breastmilk is the low-volume but kicks-a-punch colostrum. The belly marbles help to demonstrate why it’s important that colostrum is produced in smaller volumes than mature milk. It isn’t because milk isn’t yet being produced (it is, colostrum is milk) but that the amount produced matches exactly with the baby’s tummy size. Nature knows its stuff!
We hope you’ll find some fabulous and fun gifts for Christmas from our list – to suggest to a loved one or to treat yourself!