Doula Resources

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Sprogcast logoAudio listens on the subject of birth, babies or doulas:

Maddie talks about writing her book, Why Mothering Mothers on the February edition of Sprogcast. Have a listen!

The Doula UK podcast

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

Interview on video with Maddie for the Birth Confidence Summit

The Midwives Cauldron podcast, with the wonderful midwife Rachel Reed

 

Articles in various publications by Maddie

Matexp (Maternity Experience campaign)

A rapid response in the British Medical Journal

Interviewed in the Irish Times

The Aims Journal – an article about obstetric violence

On the All4Maternity blog on coercive threats of referral to social care

 

Our personal doula sites

Maddie’s doula website

Zara’s doula website

Katie’s doula website

Aimee’s doula website

Verina’s doula website

 

Parents Talk About Having a Doula

Ruth Pay doula interviews some parents

In the Huff Post

In Parents magazine

Parkslope Parents

The Chutney Life

Films About Doulas

Doula! Film

Films about birth and breastfeeding

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. 

 

Useful Websites and Organisations

 

Breastfeeding Support

Sources of good evidence-based information:

http://www.laleche.org.uk

http://www.kellymom.com

http://www.breastfeeding.support

http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/ (videos and articles)

 

How does milk production work?

http://kellymom.com/hot-topics/milkproduction/

https://www.laleche.org.uk/is-my-baby-getting-enough-milk/

How milk production works

 

Birth and breastfeeding

https://www.laleche.org.uk/birth-breastfeeding/

 

Good video clips of breastfeeding – latching and attaching!

http://breastfeeding.support/breastfeeding-videos/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAorGJgXYGY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjt-Ashodw8&feature=youtu.be

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/baby-led_attachment_video.html/context/1645

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/breastfeeding_attachment_video.html/context/1645

https://vimeo.com/204112635

 

The Golden Hour

https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-in-the-first-hour.html

(this is especially relevant if your baby under 2.5kg, c-section or separated from you).

 

Getting off to a good start

https://www.laleche.org.uk/beginning-breastfeeding/

http://breastfeeding.support/breastfeeding-tips-newborns/

http://kellymom.com/hot-topics/newborn-nursing/

 

How do I position my baby to breastfeed?

https://www.laleche.org.uk/positioning-attachment/

https://www.laleche.org.uk/comfortable-breastfeeding/

http://breastfeeding.support/breastfeeding-positions-for-newborns/

 

Laid back breastfeeding

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/baby-led_attachment_video.html/context/1646

http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/position-to-breastfeed/

http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/

http://www.naturalbreastfeeding.com/

 

Hand expression

https://vimeo.com/65196007 (this is an excellent clear video on hand expression)

http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/HandExpression.html

http://breastfeeding.support/hand-expressing-breast-milk/

 

Foremilk/hindmilk

http://breastfeeding.support/forget-about-foremilk-and-hindmilk/

http://breastfeeding.support/one-breast-or-two-per-feed/

 

An overview – is it going well?

https://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/not-enough-milk/?portfolioID=5623

https://www.laleche.org.uk/is-my-baby-getting-enough-milk/

https://www.laleche.org.uk/signs-effective-feeding-early-days-2/

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

Placenta Encapsulation Training – discounts for DDs

Lotions and Potions

End Of Life Doula UK

Babywearing Consultant Training

Breastfeeding Counsellor Training

Gathering in the Knowledge – research and evidence around birth with Sara Wickham

Biomechanics for Birth with our Patron, midwife Molly O’Brien

3 Step Rewind for traumatic birth
 with Mia Scotland
with DD Ellie Cook – discounts for DDs

Simple recipes for postnatal doulas from Sandrine Olmi, Registered Nutritional Therapist

 

Other organisations we love!

Maddie’s Miracle mobile breastfeeding support bus!

Scottish Doula Network

 

Doula Blogs

Maddie’s Blog The Birth Hub where she blogs about birth and parenting topics

https://www.thedoulaelement.co.uk/

https://caerphillydoula.co.uk/

http://www.gowiththeflowdoula.co.uk/

 

Evidence for Doulas

 

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

https://www.cochrane.org/CD003766/PREG_continuous-support-women-during-childbirth

https://doula.org.uk/research/

 

Doula Books

 

Why Doulas Matter

A Doula’s Journey, By Hazel Tree

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Kicki Hansard

The Doula Book, by Klaus and Kennell

Nurturing the Family, by J Kelleher

Nurturing New Families, by Naomi Kemeny

Cultivating the Doula Heart, by F L Arnoldy

Doulas, The : Radical Care for Pregnant People, by Mary Mahoney

The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin

Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula, by Amy Wright Glenn

Give Birth Like a Feminist, by Milli Hill

The Secrets of Birth, by Kicki Hansard

Why Homebirth Matters, by Natalie Meddings

The Fathers Homebirth Handbook, by Leah Hazard

Nurturing Beginnings: Guide to Postpartum Care for Doulas and Community Outreach Workers, by Debra Pascali Bonaro

The Doula, by Bridget Boland

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)

Doula entertainment!

Kati Edwards, doula and spoken word poet

Hollie McNish spoken word poet who has written a lot about her motherhood journey.

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