The Developing Doulas Blog

News & resource centre for doulas in the UK

Birth Trauma Awareness Week

I find myself writing this blog during Birth Trauma week, from my bed, as I recover from a very different birth to the one I had planned. For those of you who do not know me well, and even those who do, but haven’t seen me or spoken to me much in the past year, … Read more

What Birth Trauma Means To Me: The Process of Healing

DD Abi Wilcox writes candidly about her own experience of birth trauma and what helped her heal. I think when we hear the word trauma we always think about the dramatic worse case scenario. Especially when it comes to birth narratives we think emergency intervention or life threatening moment – which it can be too, … Read more

Birth Trauma Made Me Who I Am

DD Kathryn Hassell blogs for Birth Trauma Aaweness Week about her own struggle with birth trauma. 14 years ago I gave birth to my first baby, aged 21, married and mortgaged and ever so grown up. Sadly I wasn’t as grown up as I expected and I was almost playing house. I wanted a baby. … Read more

The Myth of Equitable Care

Waiter, waiter, I have a fly in my soup! Shhhh, quiet, or everyone else will want one! It can seem just this bizarre as we navigate our way through the maternity journey. With scant resources and staff stretched so thin the system is at breaking point, logic flies out of the window and reason drowns … Read more

Choosing Your Doula Course

I started my life as a doula in 2012, and in 2020 I became a doula preparation course facilitator.  I undertook both of those trainings with the wonderful Developing Doulas. Every time I start to train a new cohort of enthusiastic and passionate new doulas I feel truly honoured to have these fantastic people under … Read more

We NEED More LGBTQIA Doulas!

Specialist course for people from the LGBTQIA community who wish to be doulas Hey there wonderful doulas in the making!  My name is Aimee and I am one of the DD course facilitators. Are you an aspiring doula who identifies as part of the LGBTQI family? We are offering a really exciting opportunity to train … Read more

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