We Birth are making a film and we want you!

UPDATE: We have received a few requests to extend the time for submissions so if you are still keen to be a part of this project please be in contact with us. we are hoping to have them in by the beginning of August. If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the thought of…

Emergency training for Doulas

Why does a doula need to learn about obstetric emergencies?  Doulas are NOT medical professionals. Clinical care of the woman and baby is directly outside of our scope of practice. Clearly defining ourselves as non-clinicians is vital to safe practice. However, we are there on the frontline. We are with women in the dark of night as…

Jacki’s Story

My name is Jacki Barker and I am a doula with a busy business in Sydney Australia. I teach parents HypnoBirthing using Marie Mongan’s Method which helps to achieve wonderful calm and joyful births. I first saw the incredible difference this course made to couples in birth when working as a midwife in the UK…

Nice to meet you.

Ethics and standards. Not the most glamorous topic. But it is important to know what drives us and this is a great way to know. We do have 2 particularly wordy documents that really outline the ethics and standards that underpin We Birth education and other events. This is a brief yet hopefully clear overview…

What is all the fuss about poo?    

At almost every vaginal birth you attend, there comes a time when the whole poop discussion raises its head. Women deeply in touch with their birthing instinct, briefly come back to the room and look you in the eye and whisper they are worried about a little poo escaping with the contractions. Some try and…

Miwi Prints

  Minmia is an aboriginal senior woman, healer and educator. She is also a custodian of traditional women’s lore/ law of the Wirradjirri people. In her book, ‘Under the quandong tree’, Minmia stresses the importance of burying placentas in birthing ceremonies. The purpose of placing the placenta in the ground or into our Mother Earth…