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Placenta Services Should Remain an Option for New Mothers

PRESS RELEASE

Monday 14 July 2014

 

Placenta Services Should Remain an Option for New Mothers

Doula UK does not support the recent FSA classification of placentas as a novel food.

Consuming the placenta or after-birth is a normal part of birth and recovery from birth for many mammals. Historically, instances of human mothers consuming the placenta after birth have been reported across the world. Since the 1970s/1980s, midwives, and other people working with new mothers, have enabled mothers in the US, UK and Europe to consume their placentas. . . . read more

Doula UK Responds to RCM Pressure Points Report

Doula UK Responds to Pressure Points Survey

Doula Schemes can Provide Vital Support to New Mothers

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A Fitting End to World Doula Week

As Doula of the Year Shortlist Announced

 

World Doula Week 2014 is ending with the fitting announcement of the shortlist for the MaMa Doula of the Year Award. . . . read more

Doula UK is looking for Trustees

In 2014, Doula UK will be applying to the Charity Commission to become a registered charity. Doula UK is looking for new directors to join the Board of Doula UK now, and be a part of the exciting transition as Doula UK becomes a registered charity, remaining on the Board as Trustees of the charity.

The ideal Board of Trustees will be made up of people with a range of skills and particular interests. These will ideally include working doulas, people who have benefited personally from the support of a doula and people with backgrounds in business, law, finance and fundraising. Most important is a belief in the importance of the work Doula UK does. . . . read more

Happy World Doula Week!

All of us at Doula UK wish you a very happy World Doula Week. Do follow the celebrations on twitter using #worlddoulaweek and let us know what you have planned in your area. Now is also your last chance to purchase an early-bird ticket for the 2014 Doula UK conference. More details and online booking here.

2014 Doula UK Conference Tickets NOW AVAILABLE!

Tickets are now available for the 2014 Doula UK Conference 'Life after childbirth: Supporting the transition to parenthood'.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

The conference will be held on Wednesday 7 May 2014, at etc Venues Paddington, 57 North Wharf Rd, London W2 1LA.

For more information, see here.

"Maternity care ..more progress needed” says CQC

PRESS RELEASE
Thursday 12 December 2013

"Maternity care has improved, but more progress needed” says CQC
as Doula UK calls for more investment in NHS Maternity Services in England

Results of 2013 CQC Maternity Survey released

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released the results of their latest survey into women’s experiences of maternity care, on the same day that the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) released its third annual State of Maternity Services report and Doula UK called for more investment in NHS Maternity Services in England. . . . read more

Doula UK calls for more investment in NHS Maternity Services in England

PRESS RELEASE
Thursday 12 December 2013

Doula UK calls for more investment in NHS Maternity Services in England

RCM releases its 3rd State of Maternity Services Report, with 128K more babies being born than services are appropriate for

RCM releases its 3rd State of Maternity Services Report, with 128K more babies being born than services are appropriate for

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has released its third annual State of Maternity Services report. The report, which follows earlier reports published in 2011 and 2012, provides an update, highlighting the very latest developments in NHS Maternity Services. . . . read more

2014 Doula UK Conference Announced

The 2014 Doula UK Conference 'Life after childbirth: Supporting the transition to parenthood' will be held on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

The conference is being held at etc Venues Paddington, 57 North Wharf Rd, London W2 1LA.

Further details of timings, speakers and exhibitors will be released as soon as they become available.

Sponsorship package details will be released shortly. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact pr [at] doula [dot] org [dot] uk (Subject: 2014 DUK Conference) (Lindsey Middlemiss) on pr [at] doula [dot] org [dot] uk. . . . read more

Visualising Doula UK Photography Competition - OPEN NOW!

VISUALISING DOULA UK
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

ENTER NOW!

As part of the rebranding of Doula UK, we are running a competition to find the best photos to help visualise what Doula UK are about.

The winning images will be used on posters and materials used across the UK and the winning photographers will be publicly listed on the DUK website, with credits used on the images. Winning images will also be exhibited at the Doula UK conference in May, with details of the photographers being distributed to conference delegates. if you’re working as a birth or family photographer, or if this is a side-line you’re looking to get into, this is a great way to raise your profile. . . . read more

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