Post On : 16th September 2015

The expulsion of a first baby from a woman’s body is a space in time for much mischief and mishap to occur. It is also a space in time where her obstetrical future often gets decided and where she can be well served by a patient, rested midwife. Why do I make the distinction between […]

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Have any of you noticed that it’s difficult to describe what a doula does in practical terms? The role seems pretty abstract and often parents don’t really get a feel for how a doula makes a difference in birth until they’re actually in labour with their doula! Very generally, a doula offers non-medical emotional support and […]

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What is the Intention or Purpose of a Birth Plan? Birth plans have become quite popular in the last few years. For some parents, it gives them a sense of control. For others, a reassurance that they’re preferences will be communicated even if they have difficulty communicating during their labour. For others, birth plans can […]