Your Budget Friendly Bump and Baby Essentials – Part One

Many companies and websites will give you a long list of pregnancy and baby 'essentials', but most of these are a way of getting you to spend money. We all have personal preferences but the actual essentials are few and far between, and are usually cheaper than you'd expect. As a midwife turned doula, and … Continue reading Your Budget Friendly Bump and Baby Essentials – Part One

Music To Your (And Baby’s) Ears

The science of music and the debate around its influence in childbearing has been ongoing for years. I certainly remember in 2009 when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter the onslaught of products from Disney Einstein that played classical music. It was thought that playing Beethoven to your bump would increase your child's intelligence. … Continue reading Music To Your (And Baby’s) Ears

VBAC: Women vs Guidelines

Health care providers walk a tightrope between policies, guidelines and maternal request. A policy MUST be adhered to and usually covers things like infection control, uniforms, sickness and absence rates, and professional behaviour. A guideline provides a frame of reference for professionals to work within. They are rooted in evidence, although not always recent, relevant … Continue reading VBAC: Women vs Guidelines