What is a Doula and why would you want one?

When I was pregnant with my first baby I used to wonder what the heck a doula was and why anyone would need one. After having a somewhat traumatic experience with that birth (I will leave that story for another day) and feeling very unsupported I now, 100% realise...

Goodbye Baby Shower, Hello Mother Blessing

Does the idea of having a Baby Shower sit well with you? I can’t put my finger on what it is, but having a table setting against a wall, beautifully decorated with bunting, cute little cupcakes and a lolly buffet while everyone stands around it and takes photos...