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every pregnant woman should read a birth book [and some other books]

When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing I did was go to the nearest Joseph Beth to figure out what the hell I was supposed to do next. 1,642 more words

And Then There Were Three...

The first time I had gone home I had been worried and stressed – this time I was happy and excited. The heat wave had ended, and I knew if things went down we could reach the hospital quickly (as long as my father in law wasn’t driving). 3,747 more words

Baby

Five Years Ago Today (part 1)

I awoke abruptly in the darkness, my heart pounding as if I’d been plagued by a nightmare. I couldn’t remember dreaming, yet something had startled me out of my restless slumber. 3,057 more words

Virtual Doula Service now available!

I am very excited to announce a new service available to expecting families – my Virtual Doula Service. The idea for this was born from many conversations with non-local friends and family members who’ve said to me, “I wish you lived closer! 158 more words

Antenatal classes for second time parents...

Just because you have already had a baby, it doesn’t mean you are going to feel prepared, ready or confident about giving birth again.

You might want to debrief your previous birth, to talk through anything that is bothering you or you might just want/need the… 102 more words

Antenatal Classes

The post in which we wonder "Why doula?"

Dearest Reader,

Today I no longer have to wonder how many minutes it takes to soft boil an egg, or ruminate on the history behind phrases such as “final nail in the coffin”. 345 more words

Birth

#75. A Letter from Yonder

Adorable Adaora, Adanneya, Adannaya

Keeper of my future, daughter of my heart

I pray my words, wrapped in the winds

Blow gently and find you keeping well… 370 more words

Poetry