Sam The Doula (Blooming Miracle)
Childbirth Eductator since 2011
Building a resource for mothers-to-be to feel informed and confident about their choices
Speedy Babies - Part 2 - FOR DADS
This is for any birth partner, really, but really especially for dads-to-be. If that's not you, you have two options: 1) pass this on to someone who you think could benefit, or 2) keep reading anyway. Who knows, one day you might encounter a woman giving birth in the doorway of a Waitrose, or on a plane, or in a mobile phone advert.
- Top Story - September 2023
Shouting into the VoidTop Story - September 2023
A lovely idea from Kayleigh Fraser to help us all get to know one another better. You can read her challenge here: My first thought was, "what a great idea" and then my second thought was "but who is going to give two farts about random facts about me?"
Why is Balance So Important? I always say that all of us live our lives "on a bit of a wonk". We don't sit squarely at our desk at work. We carry a bag on one shoulder, or a toddler on one hip. We cross our legs at the knees, or rest one foot when we are in a queue. We naturally favour one side over the other.
Induction of Labour Part 2: A Buffet of Choice
I recommend you read my Part 1 on induction if you haven't already. A Buffet of Choice I sometimes describe induction of labour like a buffet. There are several options on the table, and you're likely to have a combination of them. That combination will depend on your circumstances.
Induction of Labour Part 1: Who, Why, and When, and the Importance of Consent
How many women have their labour induced? At the time I did my antenatal teacher training (a decade almost to the day, as of writing this post), the statistic was 1 in 5 birthing women here in the UK would be induced. (I believe my local area had a higher rate.)