Archive for June, 2013

  • Negative Notions of Birth

    This week I went in to my daughter's Year 3 class at school to give a talk about my job.  I was a bit apprehensive, as I am sure you can imagine, thinking about all those 7 and 8 year olds running home and telling their parents about how they had learnt all about birth, breastfeeding and the like, so decided to focus on the postnatal and baby massage side of my job - on what babies need when they are newborn and how doulas can support mummies and daddies in looking after their precious new baby.  My first question