A personal account of postnatal depression and recovery written for A Mum VoiceRead More
Thoughts and reflections on Birth in FocusRead 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
Why do we get monitored during labour? Duh. To check if the baby is OK. If their heart rate is normal, they are probably ok. Right?
But here is the issue with that premise: there has been no drop in the number of births with CP, not even when the lower rate of death rate of premature babies is taken into account. EFM has not prevented or reduced the thing it was meant to do.Read More
An interview with a 30 something dad of one about his experience of birth and the usefulness of doulas.Read More
Includes an excellent use of the phrase "lady parts". Need I say more?
A little bit? Ok.Read More
Kicki Hansard is kicking doula-business arse.Read More
The word is spreading and the value of a doula is seen and felt by many more each year, but we have a lot more work to do before a woman's (and her partner's and baby's) right to a birth without trauma is protected as it should be.Read More
There is something wonderful happening... somewhere near you people (primarily women) are changing the culture of birth. Actually, by the fact that they are doing it, it is changed (yes...there are some caveats here...but let's go with it for a second).Read More