Imagine if every day that you looked in the newspaper, watched the news or enjoyed a film, driving your car was portrayed as one of the most dangerous things you’d ever do in your life.
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.
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.
From a very young age, girls are taught to be “good”. To not make a fuss, to ensure everyone is happy, to make things run smoothly and not cause a scene. It is so ingrained in our society that you would be forgiven for thinking that subservience is a natural quality of women and girls; that little girls are “sweet” and “gentle”, and little boys are “boisterous” and “loud”.
The words natural and Caesarean don’t, at first glance, seem like they should fit together. Although the terms “natural Caesarean” or “gentle Caesarean” sound like a contradiction of terms, some hospitals are starting to implement a more natural approach to Caesarean birth.
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.