Tag Archives: Berkshire

KarenGive a little this Christmas

First Days is a local charity that redistributes your preloved baby clothes, equipment, toys and furniture to families in need. In the run-up to Christmas, a lot of us are clearing out to make space for the new toys our … Continue reading

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KarenBreastpump Rental

Karen is an agent for Ardo Breastpump hire and has two hospital-grade Ardo Elite pumps for hire. Please email or call for details. Mothers express milk for lots of reasons, including to relieve engorgement, to stimulate milk production, if she … Continue reading

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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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AilsaCould a doula make a difference for you?

If you are pregnant or have just had a baby, you are embarking on a very special journey. Having a baby, and everything that goes along with it, can feel like an emotional rollercoaster at times… wondrous, life changing, challenging, … 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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KarenFirst Steps First Aid

Last week Ailsa and I went on a paediatric first aid course delivered by Anne Marie from First Steps First Aid. Ailsa has been nagging for us to do this since we first trained as doulas; I have been less … 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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AilsaThanks from Veronika

I hired Ailsa to help me recover from the shock that twins are. Ailsa always listened, gave emotional support and offered help with regards to my feelings about myself, my relationship with husband and family. Some activities e.g. baby massage … Continue reading

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AilsaFiona – mother of newborn twins

I was in hospital staring down at my beautiful newborn twin boys, both trying to nestle into me and breastfeed simultaneously, I promised them out loud that I would look after them forever… and just as I wondered who would … Continue reading

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