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Birth junkies…..

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Last week in the Daily Mail…..

The birth junkies: Why women can become addicted to giving birth

An agonising ordeal? No, says maternity expert NICOLE CROFT, giving birth is a natural high so powerful it can leave mothers wanting more




The offer of a Caesarean section might seem heaven sent to any pregnant woman approaching delivery day with rising anxiety.

When I discovered I was expecting my first baby, I’d have paid good money for a general anaesthetic to spare me the agony of childbirth with which I was all-too-familiar, thanks to soap operas and the horror stories other mothers are strangely desperate to share.

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Thinking of having a doula and want to know more??

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Watch this video- this is Valerie Goedkoop being interviewed on the whos and whats and whys of a doula. She runs Nurturing Birth, where I trained as a doula, and which is a great place to hunt for one in your area.