The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the headlines last weekend after it was revealed they’ve hired a doula to support them during their baby’s birth.
Being on-call can be a testing time for a doula, particularly if there's a special occasion coming up where you'd usually enjoy a drink (or two!)
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.
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 Anne-Marie Jones, BirthBliss Doula Of The Month, December 2018.
Introducing Syanne Walker, BirthBliss Doula Of The Month, June 2018.
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.
Introducing Sarah Mosier, BirthBliss Doula Of The Month, April 2018.
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.
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.