Category Archives: Our Story

KarenOne Week

Recently a father-to-be in an antenatal session asked about my work and commented on how varied it is. On a busy week I sometimes feel it might be a bit too varied! Now it’s the summer holidays and I’m not … Continue reading

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KarenME time!

There’s no doubt that becoming a mother is a transformational experience. Initially absorbed in your new baby, obsessing over feeding or nappies or sleep, spending more time with new friends who are also new parents, evolving into a family instead … Continue reading

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KarenSprogcast

Coming soon: A new podcast about pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. I’m teaming up with midwife (and more) Mark Harris to produce what will initially be a 30 minute podcast, with a view to doing a few more if it … Continue reading

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Twins Club December 2014

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AilsaAilsa’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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