The Hackney Doula on Comment is Free: fear, fear everywhere

Not satisfied with jabbering on here at Hackney Doula HQ, I was asked to respond to the last week’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ proposal that, amongst other things, suggested more births should take place outside of a hospital setting and be led by midwives. You can read my Guardian ‘Comment is Free’ piece here. Taking a very deep doula breath I waded in to the comments and found,¬†unsurprisingly, that the fear and anger I was talking... Read More

Freedom! Breastfeeding in public

It can be nerve-wracking feeding your new baby in public for the first time. I’ve never been on the red carpet myself, but had geared myself up for a similar reaction to Kiera Knightly descending from her limo on my first attempt. Of course, in the end, it was rather a let down (if you’ll accept the pun). No-one batted an eyelid or in fact actually noticed I was doing it at all. Apart from a small incident involving a jet of breastmilk, a bus door and a crying baby... Read More

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