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

Drawing showing tea cups to illutsrate active listening

Intelligent Tea Drinking

Here’s another stunning piece by the talented Jenna. What wonderful work these Developing Doulas do! I am blessed to receive them! This sums up what we doulas do, as we listen to the mothers we serve.

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

What’s in my Birth Bag?

As promised, here is my list of what’s in my birth bag. This is NOT a definitive list – all doulas have little things they like to take with them. If you search on the Doula UK forum, you’ll find old discussions about birth bag contents and search through the old newsletters too (all available … Read more

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