The Developing Doulas Blog

News & resource centre for doulas in the UK

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

Why being a London doula is just a little bit different…

Aimee offers a London doula course. DD are offering an in-person course in April 2021 in North London, and I get the honour of being your guide for this transformative and nurturing 5 days. So you are thinking about becoming a birth or post-natal doula and you live or intend to work in London, this … Read more

Choice is Like a Biscuit Selection Box

When my clients go to see an obstetrician they are often expecting a figurative offer of a cuppa and a biccie. A good host proffers the whole selection box, because to assume your guest likes only digestives is a bit presumptuous. But it rarely goes that way. What they more often get is no intelligent … Read more

Why Sharing Is Caring, by doula, mother & Doulavator Ruth Pay

I come from a childhood of looking silly; tut, eyeroll, “why are you doing it like that?!”. I come from  16 years in an education system that taught me to follow the rules (even if you’re not sure what they are, definitely when you are not sure why they are). I was taught to always … Read more

Are you a doula who wants all the glory?

PART ONEAre you? It’s ok to admit it. We’re all human and we all just love to be able to help; to have the key that unlocks a problem or be the bearer of good news. Most of us would admit to liking it just a little bit when a client says: If it weren’t for … Read more

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