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What is failure?

I’ve been busy back at work over the last week now that the kids are finally back and school and well (whoop whoop) .  There’s a real recurring theme with my clients around failure – and a sense of failure when we haven’t achieved perceived perfection.  We give ourselves such a hard time around failure. …

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Doula Edinburgh Birth Support

Doulas are…..

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. I know …

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Hope is not a strategy

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 a …

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It’s not good enough

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 …

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