Birthplace study: the bigger picture

It was inevitable that yesterday’s Birthplace study would cause the kind of chest-beating, hair-tearing, teeth-gnashing media frenzy that is reserved especially for anything related to birth choices. Ah well! Important to let them all have their fun, eh? Well actually no it isn’t. Being as it impacts on the lives of so many of us I think there should have been a few more valiant attempts to report this vital new research in its propert context and with accuracy. My... Read More

Minimal Baby: The Hackney Doula in the Guardian

I learn most useful things from couples I work with and decided to share one big lesson in this week’s Guardian G2. Want to know more about attachment parenting? How to get by without a buggy or a cot? Intrigued by co-sleeping or just plain skint? Find out more about how to have a minimal baby here. Tweet Read More

Rebecca Schiller

WRITER, SPEAKER, CAMPAIGNER AND OCCASIONAL DOULA                                                                                             Tweet Read More

NICE or not?

In case you’ve been living in a home with no electricity, phone, internet and TV for a hilarious Channel 4 reality experiment, NICE (that’s the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) just issued a new set of guidelines onĀ caesareanĀ birth. It covers all aspects of caesareans from a medical perspective and has lots of good stuff in it, like this recommendation about early skin-to-skin contact: “Early skin-to-skin contact between the woman and... Read More

The Hackney Doula

Doula UK Recognised