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Doulas are…..

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Thoughts on doulas? What immediately springs to mind when someone talks to you about doulas?   I did a quick search on google… doulas are…. “stupid”, “annoying”, “useless”, “dangerous”, “unnecessary”, “idiots”, “dumb”…. do it… start typing “doulas are” and see what appears on your suggested list of search terms – there is nothing positive.   […]

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Choosing a doula – where do I start?

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So your thinking about getting a doula? But have no idea where to start?   Read on… this post is for you….   Where to find a doula? Like all other services – here’s some ideas…. Word of mouth is a great place to start – ask your friends, ask on facebook/social media, maybe check […]

Only women can change birth – FACT

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou ——–   I’ve shared this before when I was circulated last year but sharing again as I’ve seen this on a few shares recently.  Extract:  “Care provider actions […]

Hope is not a strategy

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Well certainly not for birth – planning for birth needs preparation – mental, physical, emotional preparation as well building knowledge about the physical act of birth.   Consider a marathon runner – what would she do to prepare for her marathon? Especially if she was keen to do it in a specific time! If you’re […]

It’s not good enough

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In a time where intervention rates are ridiculously high (63% at NHS Lothian – details from an FOI request – what percentage of births are induced/augemented/forceps/ventous/c-section – a rise in 12% in the last 5 years…. )   In a time where adverse events in maternity care are very high   In a time where […]

Women expect too much?

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… I cannot believe what I keep hearing – women expect too much from their births!!! Who from senior government advisers and health care professionals both in person and all over social media…   “don’t write a birth plan – it’s not worth the paper it’s written on”   Or   “… birth preferences… not […]

Why are humans bad at giving birth?

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Many other mammals and animals give birth without complications, without interventions, in calm and peaceful nests or surroundings. Why is it that we, humans, struggle to birth? Even in current modern times, with access to all this technology and pain relief – we still struggle. Why so? Why is childbirth so painful for many of […]