Audio listens on the subject of birth, babies or doulas:
Maddie talks about writing her new book, Why Mothering Mothers on the February edition of Sprogcast. Have a listen!
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
Articles about doulas in various publications by Maddie
Matexp (Maternity Experience campaign)
A rapid response in the British Medical Journal
Interviewed in the Irish Times
Our personal doula sites
Maddie’s doula website
Zara’s doula website
Zoe’s doula website
Katie's doula website
Parents Talk About Having a Doula
Ruth Pay doula interviews some parents
In the Huff Post
In Parents magazine
Useful Websites and Organisations
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
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 midwife Molly O'Brien
3 Step Rewind for traumatic birth
with Mia Scotland
with DD Ellie Cook
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
Maddie’s Blog The Birth Hub where she blogs about birth and parenting topics
Evidence for Doulas
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
Kati Edwards, doula and spoken word poet
Hollie McNish spoken word poet who has written a lot about her motherhood journey.