Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you’re feeling as well as you’re looking and that you and Harry are enjoying this incredibly special time.
Each year, around 700,000 babies are born in the UK and yet, I estimate that less than 1 per cent were supported by a doula during birth and/or postnatally.
There are so many myths around childbirth that it can feel pretty overwhelming to try and sort the facts from the fibs. I’ve pulled together seven of the most common birth myths - and I bet you’ve heard of at least one of them!
Many new parents worry about the choices they are making in looking after their child, and often lack the confidences to believe that they are doing the right thing.
As new parents, one of the biggest challenges faced is often sleep - or the sudden, shocking lack of it. Although it’s often talked about, not much can really prepare you for having a newborn and the disrupted sleep that goes alongside becoming a parent.
Kicki Hansard is a member of Doula UK, however any opinions expressed on this blog are personal views and not necessarily the view of Doula UK.