The last days of pregnancy, a place in between

The last days of pregnancy, a place in between

“The last days of pregnancy are a distinct time of in between. It’s a tricky time for mothers, and these last few days are a biologic and psychological event. She’s curled up on the couch, waiting, a ball of baby and emotions. A scrambled pile of books on pregnancy,...
Inducing labour with Castor oil : is it safe?

Inducing labour with Castor oil : is it safe?

Castor oil induction has bad press in the UK. Negative stories abound, claiming severe negative effects on mother and baby. For years, I too believed this to be true. I took it for granted that it was dangerous. A couple of years ago a doula told me that several of...
How to have a positive birth in unpredictable times

How to have a positive birth in unpredictable times

I am writing this because I know that if you are pregnant right now, the lack of information combined with the unpredictability what maternity care might look like when you give birth might be making you anxious. I am seeing a lot of worried pregnant women and new...
Drum healing, bullshit?

Drum healing, bullshit?

(updated October 2021) I want to tell my story into drum healing because I hope that it may encourage others to explore this modality too. Before I moved from science into doulaing I had a friend called Peter Voshol who was a scientist and a shaman. Peter made drums...