“Will I give birth alone?” is one of the key questions being asked by pregnant women and birthing people as hospitals adapt their policies to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.

As a doula, I’m an additional birth supporter, working with partners and midwives and medics to create a support team…

Why your waking baby is normal and not broken. A doula explains.

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‘Congratulations, you have a perfectly normal baby!’.

As a doula, this is what I am thinking as I hear new parents’ most common concerns. However, it isn’t enough just to tell parents that the behaviours they are experiencing are how babies are programmed to be. ‘My baby will only sleep…

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Why an economist shouldn’t tell you how to parent

There’s a new parenting book in town. Cribsheet, by Emily Oster bills itself as a ‘data-driven guide to better, more relaxed parenting’. …

Caroline Zwierchowska-Dod

Doula, newborn and parenting specialist, current PhD student. Find me at www.doulamamababa.co.uk

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