The Developing Doulas Merch Shop!
Audio listens on the subject of birth, babies or doulas:
Maddie is interviewed By Alison Barker, Nutritional Therapist, on this podcast.
The Doula Dispensary – weekly podcast about doulaing by our friends Kicki and Siobhan over at Birthbliss Academy
The Birth Activists podcast is created by DDs Becki Scott and Samantha Gadsden
When Push Comes to Shove podcast supporting Independent Midwives
The All4maternity podcast is hosted by DD patron, midwife Sheena Byrom
The Eve Event – Conversations with Disobedient Women is a podcast run by midwives, including our patron Kemi Johnson
Tipping the Balance, a podcast about finding balance in life by DD Katie Hickey
The Midwives Cauldron podcast, with the wonderful midwife Rachel Reed
Articles in various publications by Maddie
Our personal doula sites
Parents Talk About Having a Doula
Films About Doulas
Useful services created or run by Developing Doulas and our Patrons
They Said To Me – a place for families to report upsetting, untrue and coercive things said to them during their maternity journey
All4birth Part of the All4maternity offerings, All4birth “provides information to optimise wellbeing throughout your maternity journey”. Our patron Sheena Byrom and DD Kay King are two of the minds behind this wonderful resource which will be so useful for doulas and their clients.
1-2-1 Doula is our Patron Ruth Dennison. Ruth runs Black Breastfeeding Week and campaigns to elevate the voices of Black parents. She runs the ‘Breastfeeding Cultural Safety’ workshop that is very useful for all birthworkers
Useful Websites and Organisations
- Doula UK
- Association for Improvements in Maternity Services
- Biological Nurturing
- The Association of Radical Midwives
- Tell Me a Good Birth Story
- Sara Wickham (midwifery research)
- midwifethinking.com (midwifery blog)
- SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
- European Doula Network
- Evidence Based Birth
- Twins Trust (formally TAMBA)
- PANDA Foundation postnatal depression support
- Download a postnatal plan guide for your clients by Emma of Nama Mama
Sources of good evidence-based information:
http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/ (videos and articles)
How does milk production work?
Birth and breastfeeding
Good video clips of breastfeeding – latching and attaching!
The Golden Hour
(this is especially relevant if your baby under 2.5kg, c-section or separated from you).
Getting off to a good start
How do I position my baby to breastfeed?
Laid back breastfeeding
https://vimeo.com/65196007 (this is an excellent clear video on hand expression)
An overview – is it going well?
Doula Ongoing Learning
Doulavation – extension, deepening and widening of your doula knowledge, with a slant towards creating a sustainable birth business. It is an online course with no deadlines. Discounted rate for DDs.
Rebecca Schiller, doula, writer and founder of Birthrights provides writing courses for birthworkers
Maddie doing the oil and water breastfeeding demo
Maddie using an old bottle top to show how a baby latches on
Gathering in the Knowledge – research and evidence around birth with Sara Wickham
Biomechanics for Birth with our Patron, midwife Molly O’Brien
Simple recipes for postnatal doulas from Sandrine Olmi, Registered Nutritional Therapist
Other organisations we love!
Maddie’s Miracle mobile breastfeeding support bus!
Maddie’s Blog The Birth Hub where she blogs about birth and parenting topics
Evidence for Doulas
Discounts for DDs
DDs get significant discounts from:
Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing Teacher Training 15% discount
Prism Placenta Remedies Training 10% discount
Birthing Awareness 3 Step Rewind Training 10% discount
(Please contact the trainers for details)
Kati Edwards, doula and spoken word poet
Hollie McNish spoken word poet who has written a lot about her motherhood journey.