Physical Changes During Pregnancy

By Doula and IBCLC, Birth Aims   Pregnancy can be a whirlwind of emotional and physical change for women. The changes a woman experiences will be different dependent on her body, the pregnancy, her hormone levels, placenta placement, pre-existing conditions…the… Continue Reading >

Emotional Transformation – The Birth of a Mother

By Renee Adair   To the best of my knowledge and experience birth ‘calls us’ in three parts; physically, emotionally and spiritually. They are a collective but sadly in our culture we have come to focus predominately on the physical… Continue Reading >

What is a Doula?

I remember the first time I ever heard the word, at work, pregnant with my first child. A customer asked how my pregnancy had been treating me, and proudly announced that she was a doula. I smiled, nodded politely, finished… Continue Reading >

5 top tips on how to have a better birth

 By Renee Adair It can be so easy to get bogged down with all the well-meaning dos and don’ts that are thrown your way when you find yourself pregnant for the first time. There is an ocean of information that… Continue Reading >

A Day in the Life of a Doula

Renee Adair   Let me start by saying that just about every doula pitches a variety of contrasting services according to their training, other modalities they specialise in and their personal situation. So what I do in a day will… Continue Reading >

What is a Doula and what are the benefits of hiring one?

Traditionally, a Doula was a woman offering non-medical support and information to other women and their partners during birth and the postnatal period. ‘Doula‘ is a Greek word that came to mean “woman’s servant”. I believe that a Doula is a support and information bank… Continue Reading >

What is a Doula?

By Renee Adair A doula, or birth attendant, is usually a woman, who offers non-medical support and information to parents in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. ‘Doula’ is a Greek word that has come to mean, “to serve”. There… Continue Reading >