If a woman is told at an ultrasound that she has a low lying placenta this can often cause her to feel confused and worried. The sonographer may mention that the woman may need to have a caesarean and if she is planning a vaginal birth this can throw her plans into chaos.Read More
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March is Trisomy Awareness Month. It is a time to raise awareness of this condition, to support families experiencing Trisomy and to help people with Trisomy live full and meaningful lives.Read More
Trying to explain what a doula does can be challenging. It is a profession that some people have heard about but often they aren’t quite sure what a doula does. One of the ways I explain it to someone is to use an analogy of a profession they are familiar with. These are some of the useful analogies I have used to explain what I do.
A doula is like a personal trainer
At least once a week I am asked “what should I pack in my hospital bag?”. Rather than typing the same list over and over again I thought I would just write a quick blog post.
* This list is suitable if you are planning on staying in hospital for up to 48 hours, adjust quantities for longer stays.
Have these packed in a separate or easily identifiable part of the bag so that you aren’t pulling things out everywhere in the delivery room.Read More
Pregnant women often ask me for recommendations on local obstetricians, midwives and hospitals. Who is the best midwife? Who is the best obstetrician? Which hospital should I choose?
I love getting asked these questions because it shows that the person is putting thought into their decision.