Life as a Doula, Journey of a Woman

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Favourite reading corner!





This little corner is right by my back door, its where I crash with a cuppa in between clinics or at the end of a busy day of breastfeeding support.  Whilst the day is still fresh in my mind, I go over all the challenges that the women I support were facing on that day, and make sure that I said and did all the right things, and remembered everything.

One of the best things about the world of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, is that there's just so much to learn.  I could live to a very old age and still never know it all, and I love that feeling!  I'm really so grateful to the mothers who come in to the clinics, as as they, and their babies, are my greatest teachers.  It is just awesome to sit with someone who is maybe in some pain, still in that shell-shock of the first weeks with a first baby, who is being given advice left, right and centre about what she should and shouldn't be doing, but who is despite all that simply and determinedly focused on doing the best she can for her baby.

Women are just pretty awesome really.

These helplines are available if you need to speak to a breastfeeding counsellor in the UK:

ABM 0300 330 5453
NBFH 0300 100 0212 
NCT  0300 3300 771
LLL 0845 120 2918
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