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Birth Rape – We Don’t Do That Here – Do We? Birth, Doulas and Informed Consent.

For International Womens Day 2018. Doulas provide non medical birth support for the childbearing year and beyond. In practice this means we do anything a birthing and newly birthed woman needs. Doulas do a lot – placenta encapsulation, aqua natal, ante natal, positive birth work, post natal work, breast feeding support, new mother support, baby wearing, birth art, rituals and nourishing of the new mother. For me personally as a doula this support includes stillbirth, Read more…

I Said No – A Kids Guide to Keeping Your Private Parts Private

Sad topic, but I’ve been looking into books on how to keep children safe from abuse. I have done a lot of research into this topic, being more than aware that an abuser would usually be someone my child know, not the random stranger they may come across, thankfully abuse is rare, but still, I want them to know how to stay safe without scaring them. I have found a lot of the UK literature Read more…

Happy International Women’s Day.

You are brave, you are strong and you are amazing. You are beautiful, you are true and you are magical. You are kind, you are funny, you bring joy. You were born with the power to create life. Today – on this our day – you are not alone. We hold each other in a circle all around the earth. And when women come together in a circle. Powerful things happen. (Samantha Gadsden, Riverfront Theatre, Read more…

Samantha Gadsden, works as a national virtual doula, supporting in person across South Wales and the South West.

She walks with women on their journey's through life. She is a feminist, a birth educator and listener, a doula, a believer in and supporter of women and lives living just outside Caerphilly in the South Wales Valleys with her husband Eddie and her 3 younger children.