Morgane Richardson joins me for a conversation about doulaing in a pandemic, the differences and similarities of birth culture in the US and how we can better support people who are black, brown, LGBTQ+ or otherwise marginalised
Doula UK member Sallyann Beresford talks to me about her new book Labour of Love - The Ultimate Guide to Being a Birth Partner and how it can help anyone who wishes to provide person-centred support to someone who is having a baby
Event link - Saturday 16th January - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-vision-board-event-tickets-136143957241
Sandra Igwe - founder of The Motherhood Group - speaks to me about the organisation, why the lived experience of Black mothers matters and how we can make changes to provide better support to those whose lives are most at risk in the perinatal period
Doula UK Member Sophie Messager joins me to talk about what we can do to support families in the weeks after birth and why she has written her new book Why Postnatal Recovery Matters, part of the Pinter & Martin Why it Matters series
Doula UK member Anna Richardson joins me to share the story of her surrogate pregnancy, the challenges that can come with this experience and how we can provide better support to families in a similar situation.
Darcy Sauers joins me for a conversation about how doulas can engage more with their future clients, how to spread the word about the work that we do and how to get better at marketing our birth and baby businesses
Sammy Loos joins me in a transatlantic conversation about things to think about when choosing additional birth partners and how trust can promote a more positive birth experience
You can find out more about the podcast and book that were mentioned using these links:
Trigger Warning - contains discussion that some listeners may find sensitive Becki Scott joins me to talk about how a difficult breastfeeding journey can leave feelings of trauma and grief
You can also listen to more from Becki on her joint podcast with Samantha Gadsden Https://anchor.fm/thebirthactivists
*Trigger warning* Victoria Greenly talks to me about her daughter Skye who was diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome in pregnancy and her subsequent loss. For more information on antenatal tests during pregnancy please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/screening-amniocentesis-downs-syndrome/
Doula Dr Mari Greenfield's birth client Yuval talks to me about his experiences giving birth in Israel and the UK
If you would like to connect with Yuval, please contact email@example.com and we will share your details with him
Sarah Tessier talks about her postnatal doula work and why a postnatal plan can be as important as a birth plan https://levelsixstudios.co.uk/events1/lunch-with-a-doula-m8y54-hb92s https://hoop.co.uk/e/kVbVn6/
This was our first podcast recording - we learnt from this the importance of where to do the recordings i.e. not in the pub! But thanks to The Euston Flyer for always being such a great place for the Leadership Team to have their meetings!
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