I've been a doula, as well as a doula course facilitator, for 17 years and my favourite part of the job by far, is unlocking the secrets to birth for expectant mothers and for aspiring doulas.
We’ve known for a while now that, if we want our money to make us happier, we should be spending it on experiences, not on things.
When we think about childbirth, our focus is often on a mother, pushing with all her might to get her baby out! What we don’t often consider is what the baby is doing in that scenario.
When a pregnant woman watches programs or read books about childbirth, she should be aware of the risks she is taking by using an academic approach to birth. Is it possible to lose intuition and gut feeling if you add too much information and knowledge that creates unbalance in your mind?
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.