A Week In The Life Of A Doula

A Week In The Life Of A Doula

Did you know that Doulas have many roles, it all depends on your needs?  This week has been like always a real mixed bag. I’ve had lots of fun painting with little hands giving a special girl some one on one time while her mum and baby bonded and had some rest....
World Prematurity Day & My Baba

World Prematurity Day & My Baba

It’s world prematurity day today. This is my son born at 36+5 almost 24 years ago. I know many of you have had your babies even earlier, it can be a very worrying time. Monitors, tests, strange noises, lights etc. All you want to do is hold your baby. I had a...
Guilt, Am I Enough?

Guilt, Am I Enough?

Guilt ‘ am I enough, am I a bad parent, do I give enough? I’m exhausted, I want to sleep I love my baby I want to sleep I’m hungry, The dishes need washing, I need a bath, The shopping needs to be done, I need to eat, The baby is crying, I’m...
Wow That’s What All Mum’s Need

Wow That’s What All Mum’s Need

Long before I became a Doula, while I was child minding. One of my parents was expecting baby no 2. Her husband was from the middle east and she told me, that as soon as she could fly after giving birth she was going to Oman. There she would be pampered, cared for,...
A Doula Is Like Nanny Mc Phee

A Doula Is Like Nanny Mc Phee

I often hear parents say “I wish I had you when I had my baby” or “I pushed through, I felt I had to”. Why is it so hard for us to accept that sometimes we need help? Why do we feel we need to justify spending money on support or help that will...
Parents & Families Amaze Me All The Time

Parents & Families Amaze Me All The Time

Parents and families amaze me all the time, I am often left in awe of what I see. This morning was one of those times. Sitting having breakfast at our hotel (we took a few days off) there is a family beside us. This is what most people would class as, a busy house....