Belly Baby Mom – the first doula agency in the UAE

Shereen Zarroug and Eleonora Fornelli have a vision “to be the catalyst that makes the UAE the leading country in the world with the highest rates of positive birth and parenting experiences as a result of increased and on going support, education and respected choices” !  In this interview they share their respective birth stories, […]

Let’s talk about birth plans

Birth plans became popular in response to the increasing number of interventions being done and the apparent disregard for respecting your choices. Without a birth plan, it is easy to feel as if you have no say, no control and it is difficukt to be an active participant in your own birth experience.  From my […]

Real Food for Pregnancy

Lily Nichols Real Food for Pregnancy Lily Nichols, takes prenatal nutrition advice out of the dark ages and provides an easy-to-follow guide for making the best food and lifestyle choices during pregnancy. Most prenatal nutrition advice is either outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, Lily Nichol’s debunks a LOT of prenatal nutrition […]

Increased access to information about birth online – enemy or ally?

This post is a bit different as it is a recording of my presentation at the Sensitive Midwifery Symposium in JHB, South Africa.  Embracing technology has been hard for me but a couple of years ago I realised that I if I was to remain true to my calling to change birth practices and improve women’s […]