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”

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”

Partners and birth

The role of the birthing partner at a birth is that of support and encouragement.  This can range from being a quiet presence in the background to actively cheerleading and supporting as necessary Birth partners are generally put in charge of the environmental things,  So setting up the birthing pool.  Sorting out the lighting, connectingContinue reading “Partners and birth”