A Doula or Birthkeeper can be an invaluable member of your birth support team. But what should you ask about when you contact them? Find your twenty questions here! WHEN MAKING INITIAL CONTACT  1. Will you be available around my due date? This isn’t something that I can answer in a blog post!  Contact meContinue reading “20 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR POTENTIAL DOULA”

A Maternity Wardrobe for all Seasons

What to look for as you choose your maternity clothing. Have you come across the concept of a Capsule Wardrobe?  It’s a fairly new thing for me too but lends itself to maternity wear really well.   it’s a simple and minimal approach to clothing yourself for a season.  I have been dressing this way forContinue reading “A Maternity Wardrobe for all Seasons”

How do I prepare for a natural birth?

When we first fall pregnant we don’t really give much thought to the birth process; or to natural birth! But as each new trimester begins our thoughts turn to birth.  We may assume that we will just go into hospital and come out with a baby, but there is so much more to it thanContinue reading “How do I prepare for a natural birth?”

Welcome to World Doula Week 2022.

How doula’s help families and what a doula actually is! I’m Gill Marchant, A Doula serving Medway, Kent in the UK. So, what is a doula anyway? In Greek the word means “servant”.  There are all different types of doulas – infertility/women’s health doulas, birth doulas, and postpartum doulas.  There are also death doula’s whoContinue reading “Welcome to World Doula Week 2022.”

7 things to think about when being induced

There has been a lot written about induction of labour recently.  The new highly controversial NICE guidelines are due to be published in the coming weeks.  The guidelines are due to recommend routine induction at 39 weeks for all women, with a higher BMI, women who have had IVF or AFT’s, Women of Black, Brown, Asian,Continue reading “7 things to think about when being induced”