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Topics include: pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, formula feeding, co-sleeping, any kind of sleep, newborn babies, newborn mothers, 4th trimester care, tongue-tie, silent reflux, attachment parenting, mothers mental health, PTSD, PND, birth trauma etc.
If you're thinking about having a water birth I think a good place to start is...how does water make you feel? 💧A swimming pool, the sea, a bath... 💧The floating drift, a weightlessness, a gentle swooshing, warm and soothing or cool and refreshing. 💧Is water your happy place or a place of uncertainty for you?
I reached out to Sarah at @allaboutcrystalbeads a little while ago to ask her to make me a necklace.
We are doula sisters of @developingdoulas with the same doula mum @doulamaddie 😊😘 Her wise words and evident spirituality meant that when I felt flat and drained from empathy exhaustion, I contacted her to choose me the perfect necklace/forcefield.
I wanted something physical that would represent the boundaries and mental barriers that I can erect to be able to do my job to my very best.
This is what Sarah sent me. I love it. It feels so nice (I have to have tactile jewelry, cos fiddling with it is half the fun?!). It looks beautiful. And it fulfils the job of surrounding me with gorgeous protective qualities of each bead that Sarah chose for me ❤️ Thank you @doulasarahb
#crystals #lift #boundaries #doulasister #developingdoulas #doulauk #necklace #holistic #giftsfornewmumRead More
Another challenge in this beautiful breastfeeding journey...Read More
come and see what I take to births...Read More
How do our meories affect our day to day life and the plans we make?Read More
Thanks for supporting me :)Read More
What happens when we start respecting motherhood? Will the walls fall down and the ground start to shake? Please come and join the conversationRead More
This bit is sort of important, maybe you could write this down somewhere, the day you give birth to your son will not be 100% positive. How do I know that?Read More
A reflection about my first year (or 10 months) as a doulaRead More
This book was the surface level reason for an argument between my husband and I the other day. The real reason for the less than ideal tone of voice in the heated discussion was…Read More
Thoughts and reflections on Birth in FocusRead More
This is the book I want everyone to read.Read More
Review and reflections on The Doula BookRead More
Thoughts on Ian May’s guide to childbirthRead More
Hayley of Halyley Yoga talks about preparing for birth... Find what FEELS best for you and get informed about birth, rights and options. Ready?Read More
A post I wrote for Sarah at The Informed Family on what doulas believe in and the type of births they support.Read More
Information about Family Action - a free, charity funded support service for parentsRead More