Spring Into Summer with DD Companion Sam Reynolds

As we step into June, DD Companion Sam Reynolds reflects on her month of May and what this time of year means to her, professionally and personally. May ‘Spring is often more about foundational growth – inner growth, inner seeds being planted, our roots. Before we burst out, into the outside world, into the much … Read more

Doula Regulation, Yes Or No?

Regulation of doulas has been a topic of conversation in the birth world for many years. Should doulas be regulated? If so, who by? But perhaps we should start at the beginning; what exactly do we mean by regulation? The Gov.uk website defines a regulated profession as one that: ‘…is defined in the Professional Qualifications Bill. … Read more

a seaside prom under a stormy sky

Walking With Your Doula On The Beach

Maddie, the founder of Developing Doulas like to write poetry and prose, often on the themes of birth and parenting. You can read more of her work on her personal blog. Sand and salt,Salt and sand,Heart exalts,Take my hand. Pebbles and stone,Stone and pebbles,Maiden and crone,Radical rebels. Waves and ripple,Ripple and waves,Goddess triple,No longer slaves. … Read more

Swiss mountains and lake

Postnatal care: the heart of Swiss
midwifery

A Guest Post by DD Anija Jänes. We are honoured to host Anjia’s article and grateful that she has been able to find the time and energy to reflect upon, and write about, her postnatal care in Switzerland and how it contrasts with the care we routinely receive here in the UK. Read on to … Read more

How To Be a Bad Mother: 10 ways to get better maternity care

Ok I admit it, I chose that title to get your attention. Now you’re here, let me explain. Right now, maternity services are in a state of collapse. Like all places of chaos, things can be pretty unpredictable – sometimes doulas see their clients getting top notch care and sometimes care can be slapdash, unkind, … Read more

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