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... Read More

Trusting instinct over technology: The Hackney Doula in the Guardian

Those of you who’ve read about my feelings towards the Contraction Master iphone app won’t be surprised that I’m writing about technology and birth again. Have a peek at today’s Guardian G2, or look here to find out more. Tweet Read More

Confessions of a doula: contraction master app makes me want to scream

Ok, I’m just going to come out and say it. I HATE the contraction master website and iphone app (there is deliberately no link here). Every time I hear of someone using it I have an almost uncontrollable urge to go on a worldwide rampage destroying each and every iphone and grinding them down ’till they are nothing but dust. And breathe. Why does the idea of these meticulously accurate contraction timers drive me to a rage blackout?... Read More

The Hackney Doula

Doula UK Recognised