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  • Are doulas a fad?

    Women have always supported women with birth. They may not have been called doulas, they were the birth companions, the birth keepers. One would bring practical support. Food and drink. Another would bring spiritual comfort. Another emotional support. And another would be there to help the mother catch her baby....

  • Why I love being a twin doula

    Finding out that you’re pregnant with twins can be exciting and/or overwhelming.  Healthcare professionals, friends and family can sometimes make you feel like it is going to be the hardest thing in the world.  Your pregnancy is dotted with decisions. I find the whole process exciting and thrilling.  I love talking about the possibilities, rather than the restrictions.  I love watching clients discover for themselves the options that they have.  When we meet, we meet early in the pregnancy and we talk about how my client wants to birth her babies.  We talk about the risks and the possibilities.  We open up the options that sometimes haven’t yet been shared. We establish the red flags, the lines in the sand and we relish the ongoing journey...

  • Why I love being a doula

    It’s 3.08am and I’m in deep sleep.  Los Van Van rings out from my phone.  I love a good salsa ringtone.  Always wakes me and makes me want to dance.  It wasn’t ringing to invite me dancing though.  A baby was on the way and its mum wanted me...