What Does a Doula Do?

Guest Post by Lisa Ramsey, Doula.  So, my name is Lisa Ramsey and I have been a doula for 8 years now and I love it! Most of my working hours are spent either with couples preparing for birth, with couples during birth or supporting new parents in those first weeks...

Allowing the Impossible

[toc] Allowing The Impossible in Birth You often hear the question “am I allowed” asked in the context of birth, particularly in the hospital setting. Am I allowed to get off the bed? Am I allowed to have something to eat? Am I allowed to change position?...

What is Active Birth?

Birth is everywhere! Everyone is born, after all, and 4 in 5 women will go through the experience (1). For some, giving birth is a wonderful life-affirming event – even describing it as orgasmic! – but for many women, labour and birth is painful, difficult...

Good Snacks for Labour: 4 top tips

[toc] Snacks to Pack in your Hospital Labour Bag It is a good idea to pack snacks into your hospital labour bag as you need to keep nourished and hydrated throughout labour. But what is a good snack to take? Just because you love a food, or crave it throughout...

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