Category Archives: Our Story

Twins Club December 2014

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KarenAilsa’s new profile statement

I absolutely love being a doula. Love helping mums and supporting them, watching them gain in confidence as they grow and evolve as parents, and although it’s bittersweet when it happens I also love it when I get asked to … Continue reading

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KarenKaren’s new profile statement

It surprises me to find that I am now over 40, living in Wokingham with my partner and son, who at the time of writing, is eight years old. It has been an eventful, exciting, and sometimes challenging few years, … Continue reading

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KarenOn having an abortion

[10 years ago] It’s 4.30am. I’m sitting on the side of the bath, watching as the moisture seeps up the stick. A line appears, dark pink, just as it should. The instructions said five minutes, so I continue to watch, … Continue reading

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KarenCongratulations Ailsa!

Ailsa had a meeting yesterday with her mentor, and is now officially a Recognised Doula! She’s been working with new mothers for nearly two years, and had some lovely feedback. Here’s to her helping many many more! Here’s an explanation … Continue reading

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KarenAnnouncement!

Today I met with my mentor Maddie McMahon, and after an interview which took place over a pleasant lunch, I am now a Recognised Doula. Here’s an explanation of Mentored and Recognised Doulas from the Doula UK website: Mentored doulas … Continue reading

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KarenIn the red tent

I will be spending this weekend on study days all about processing ideas of birth and motherhood, and in preparation for that [and to avoid doing my tax return], I have been collecting up some bits and pieces to take … Continue reading

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KarenMy experience of baby-led weaning

Now that we are advised to wait until around six months to start, our babies have better co-ordination and more mature stomachs than they did at four months, and so it is possible to skip the stage of aeroplaning mush … Continue reading

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Poo

Obviously, every man has his own approach to the role of becoming a father. For some, necessity dictates that they spend a lot of time at work to put bread on the table. Others may have various other weekend commitments … Continue reading

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Part Time Dad

Was it three years ago, or just yesterday, that I approached my boss about going part-time? While discussing what to do when Conrad reached six months old, neither Karen nor I wanted to put him with a childminder five days … Continue reading

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