Right now, many NHS Trusts across the country are limiting birth partners to one and in other countries, birth partners are being stopped altogether. We are starting to see the cancellation of many homebirth services and birth centres are being shut down and used to isolate women with confirmed or suspected Coronavirus. This means for many women, the only place to have their baby, with the support of medically trained staff, is on an obstetric led ward in the hospital.
A mentored doula is someone who has completed a Doula UK accredited preparation course and is working towards recognition through the Doula UK mentoring scheme.
Being a birth doula is probably one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. To be at a woman's side, supporting her (and her partner) while she births her baby is an extraordinary privilege. However, thanks to the unpredictable nature of childbirth, one of the aspects of the job that needs to be navigated is the on-call period.
Introducing Saffron Garside, BirthBliss Doula Of The Month, January 2018.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child on Monday morning and, by all accounts, the baby arrived well and safe at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital.
Happy International Women’s Day!
There is definitely something very special that happens when a group of women come together with a common cause or common interest.
Introducing Sue Adcock, BirthBliss Doula Of The Month, February 2018.
Introducing Hayley Rand, BirthBliss Doula Of The Month, January 2018.
Occasionally, I receive emails from women who have attended a doula training course and felt that it didn’t give them what they had hoped for; they wished that they had done a little bit more research rather than simply picking the nearest or even the cheapest course to attend.
I can honestly not quite believe 2017 is almost at an end! One of my daughters has just broken up from college and my other daughter comes home tomorrow from studying abroad. I am so ready to turn down the dial on my work and enjoy a slow, restful family Christmas.
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.