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The Fears of Birth

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Birth can be a worry for many of us and for so many different reasons.  We have been inundated for such a long time about how awful birth can be, about how sore it is (“take ALL the drugs”), how exhausting it is and so many more horror stories.  These deep seated fears and anxieties about birth […]

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What I learned in London….

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A weekend was spent with, what I strongly believe to be, the most influential people working in Perinatal Mental Health and I’ve come back feeling inspired, motivated and know that what I’m doing is there to make the biggest of differences to expectant and new parents. Many of us volunteer for grass-root, peer support organisations […]

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Expectations and Realities of Parenthood

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I’m looking forward to delivering the Preparing for Parenting classes throughout 2016 – class dates are now being published for the start of the year. Throughout all the topics we will be reflecting on the expectations and realities of parenting.  Why am I doing this? What is the purpose of this? What I believe strongly […]

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Things I wish I’d known about birth

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Since training to support births, I’ve learned so much about birth and had so much time to reflect on my own experiences and pre-doula knowledge.  I’m still learning lots and I feel I’ll always be learning – every day there’s something new I pick up.  Here’s some things I wish I had known about birth: 1. […]

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Are doulas project managers?

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rachel hein, maternity, family, newborn, baby photographer edinburgh

I had a hilarious conversation last night with friends – his theory – everyone in whatever career they’re in, work as Project Managers.  I laughed this off – there is no way I am in any way a Project Manger – seriously, I feel very far removed from any sort of what I would call […]

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Why Doulas Matter – Maddie McMahon

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Why Doulas Matter is a fantastically comprehensive book detailing how doulas support families in a wide-ranging diverse way. It describes details of the what, the when, and the how. All the questions any family will ask about how a doula can support them through pregnancy, birth, postnatally and how – this book answers precisely. It […]

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10 things I love about twins

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Any twin (or triplet) parent will hear – ‘double trouble’, ‘how will/do you cope’, ‘oh I couldn’t do that’, ‘you have your hands full’ and so much more – I’m sure if you’re a twin parent, you will ‘get’ what I mean. Weirdly none of those people ever offered to help me as I was […]

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Let’s talk positive birth

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What do we mean by positive birth? When I talk about a positive birth, it’s where a mother’s feel empowered, that they’ve had ownership over the decisions about their birth as they’ve had access to good quality information, where mums have felt respected, loved and looked after. Where mums can reflect on their birth as a […]