Doula UK's Head of Membership talks with other members and birthworkers about interesting and relevant topics.
Episode 23: Nickita - When Push Comes to Shove
Nickita Stark joins me to talk about her campaign to raise funds for Independent Midwives and how expectant and new parents can make their voices and choices heard and respected
Episode 22: Morgane - New York Doula
Morgane Richardson joins me for a conversation about doulaing in a pandemic, the differences and similarities of birth culture in the US and how we can better support people who are black, brown, LGBTQ+ or otherwise marginalised
Episode 21: Sallyann - Labour of Love
Doula UK member Sallyann Beresford talks to me about her new book Labour of Love - The Ultimate Guide to Being a Birth Partner and how it can help anyone who wishes to provide person-centred support to someone who is having a baby
Episode 20: Sandra - Supporting the Black maternal experience
Event link - Saturday 16th January - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-vision-board-event-tickets-136143957241
Sandra Igwe - founder of The Motherhood Group - speaks to me about the organisation, why the lived experience of Black mothers matters and how we can make changes to provide better support to those whose lives are most at risk in the perinatal period
Episode 19: Sophie - Why Postnatal Recovery Matters
Doula UK Member Sophie Messager joins me to talk about what we can do to support families in the weeks after birth and why she has written her new book Why Postnatal Recovery Matters, part of the Pinter & Martin Why it Matters series
Episode 18: Anna - A surrogacy journey
Doula UK member Anna Richardson joins me to share the story of her surrogate pregnancy, the challenges that can come with this experience and how we can provide better support to families in a similar situation.
As a Doula it has been a joy to listen to these podcasts, Leila has an informal style and delivery that immediately puts her interviews at ease and her breadth of knowledge around the subjects discussed is second to none. A must for anyone considering becoming a Doula or a pregnant mother thinking of using one for her birth
I’m a doula and these podcasts are absolutely brilliant! Each one has a new guest bringing a fresh subject and perspective on pregnancy, birth and supporting through the postnatal time. Leila Baker hosts and expertly gets to the heart of each topic.