The honest opinion from a doula. Are we worth having? It would be easy to make this post a selling/self-promotion post, but that wouldn't be real or honest. You could ask many people about whether they would get a doula or hire a doula for their birth or postnatal period. Some would praise them like no tomorrow and some would say 'well, you just gotta get on with it. So what's the point of the fuss and spending more money?' Both relevant opinions and a valid question. Honestl
The struggles and triumphs of being a birth worker in the North of England. Specifically, Newcastle upon Tyne. Once I had qualified as a doula I thought that meant that women with baby bumps and sonograms would start running towards me and see me as this sparkly light in the darkness. Oh, how I was wrong! Don't get me wrong, putting in the graft and working hard is 100% necessary, but I did think that it would be easier to attract 'clients.' I realized after time, effort and
I feel as though this post may not contain as much cynical sarcasm as usual; brace yourselves. In all honesty this is probably the most personal blog I've written yet, hopefully it goes down well.
I think today if you were to say you have anxiety it would be like saying you're a human; it's everywhere. Many people in my family have it and I feel riddled with it, that reminds me of ticks; it seemed like an appropriate description. I am fortunate enough to have family member
Not that sex is the first thing most women are dying for after pushing out a baby; but it is still important and in all honesty most women would probably have thought about it or winced about it at some point before/after the baby has come/is coming. So I've decided to speak to some amazing mothers about what their thoughts and feelings were towards doing the deed after baby and how it went down... Not literally though; I assume that process doesn't need an explanation. I wan
I have been thinking about this question a lot recently. No Mam, not because I want babies yet; but because I wonder if there is ever really a right time to be a parent? Is there an ideal age? healthy window? financial level? I did watch a fascinating video on youtube about this exact concept and it was very humbling to see mothers and couples of all ages, statuses and financial bands figuring it all out themselves. If i'm honest living in Asia has made the idea of becoming a
Traveling in general can be a stressful task; remembering your passport, packing the right clothes and putting all your big liquids in the checked in bags are just a few of the minor things we need to do; now imagine that with kids/babies too. As a nervous flyer I can't imagine anything worse than getting on an aeroplane, but I bet some parents feel this way when they first travel with their baby/children. Below we have compiled the top tips from other mothers and parents to
Mom Shaming is an unnecessary aspect of being a mother/parents; when other mothers or just random/ordinary people judge and make comments about what you do/are doing as a parent. Not everyone may have experienced it, but those of you who have were not pleased after. For reference, where I'm from we call our mothers Mam and that's what'll be saying from now on, as saying mom is not the norm for me. Aeroplanes/Airplanes Traveling, especially for me; is not pleasant. I have a fe