Breech Birth

Undiagnosed Home Breech Birth

This is a guest blog post by a client and fellow blogger, Kate Lili, about her undiagnosed breech birth (which did end up in a NICU stay). Kate can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “Oh to write about the birth of my second baby. I want to write it all down but […]

Feminist Doula

Unassisted, Powerful Freebirth, South Wales

Peaceful, Uninterrupted, Unassisted and Powerful Freebirth, South Wales. The room was darkened, pool filled and brought up to the right temperature. Beautiful birth affirmations, coloured with love by the mother were on display. Fairy lights and lamps were lit. It was the early hours of the morning when the rest of the world was sleeping […]

Homebirth

The Midwife Who Goes Above and Beyond

Using her own time, through social media, her working role, her knowledge, she tries to ensure women get to make informed choices. Where she can, she supports women as much as possible to have what they want and encourages them to think for themselves. She runs classes and tries to fill them. She appreciates the […]

Feminist Doula

You Will Never Birth at Home They Said

This is a poem about the barriers I faced and the subsequent triumphant birth of my fourth child at 42. It is the story of my 21 year journey from birth trauma to ecstatic birth. It is also a story of quietly not being pulled into endless discussion of risk. I did not attend endless […]

Homebirth

Home Birth for Gardeners

Early one morning, my client was in early labour, not really sure what to do with herself, her children were sleeping, snug in their beds – so I suggested a bath. Whilst I was running a nice warm bath for her to help her through those early stages, it sprung to mind how much she […]

Breast Feeding

A Doula’s Journey 2017

Thank you from this Doula – 2017 has been an incredible ride. I began 2017 intending to take a break – being on call 24/7 for up to 5 weeks at a time is an intense commitment, it is hard on you, on your family and also on your extended network, after all you need […]