Connected, by Lina Duncan, AKA Global Doula

As a newbie back to the UK and to the Doula world I’m excited and little nervous about what my journey will look like. Having completed a course two weeks back with Developing Doulas I’m fired up to keep the sparks burning. Meeting with like-minded women on a daily basis for five days we formed … Read more

Thinking of starting your doula journey this year or next?

Then we have some spots left in our courses running in Cambridge, Surrey, and Blackpool See this page for details. Here’s Maddie talking a little bit about what it means to do a doula course. And if you’re already a doula and are looking for some on-going learning, have a look here for our lovely … Read more

Knitted Boobs Galore!

I probably have a knitted boob in my hands most days of the week. I squeeze them, knead them and twiddle their nipples all in the name of showing the parents I support how breastfeeding works. Lots of Developing Doulas trainess ask where they can buy themselves a knitted boob, so we now have a … Read more

5 Ways I Listen to Women

I’ve been thinking a lot about listening recently. These two ears have heard some stories, I can tell you! I hear stories of love, trauma, betrayal, bitterness, jealousy, romance, exaltation and secrets that would turn you scarlet.   As I listen to women, I watch their faces or, if on the phone, listen as hard … Read more

Amazing DDs!

There are amazing things going on out there in the world that are being manifest by Developing Doulas graduates. In one city, an enormous group of mothers have found friendship, freedom to nurse in public and a sense of empowerment – all brought together by one new doula. Somewhere else in the world, a young … Read more