The Doula UK podcast with Leila Baker is is for doulas, birthworkers, educators and everyone interested in the pregnancy, birth and postnatal world.
In these podcasts Leila Baker, a birth and postnatal doula and volunteer Team Leader at Doula UK, hosts birth related topics with top professionals in our field. Listen now to find out more about Doula UK mentoring, hypnobirthing, supporting Trans families, supporting the Black maternal experience, MVPs, surrogacy, yoga, postnatal planning, birth partners, breastfeeding trauma and grief, postnatal depression, birth trauma and PTSD, neonatal admission, baby loss, antenatal diagnosis and shared care.
The Doula UK podcast is designed to start conversations, inspire, connect and empower!
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Nickita Stark joins me to talk about her campaign to raise funds for Independent Midwives and how expectant and new parents can make their voices and choices heard and respected.
Morgane Richardson joins me for a conversation about doulaing in a pandemic, the differences and similarities of birth culture in the US and how we can better support people who are black, brown, LGBTQ+ or otherwise marginalised.
Doula UK member Sallyann Beresford talks to host Leila Baker about her new book Labour of Love – The Ultimate Guide to Being a Birth Partner, and how it can help anyone who wishes to provide person-centred support to someone who is having a baby.
Sandra Igwe – founder of The Motherhood Group speaks to host Leila Baker about the organisation, why the lived experience of Black mothers matters and how we can make changes to provide better support to those whose lives are most at risk in the perinatal period.
Doula UK Member Sophie Messager joins me to talk about what we can do to support families in the weeks after birth and why she has written her new book Why Postnatal Recovery Matters, part of the Pinter & Martin Why it Matters series
Doula UK member Anna Richardson joins me to share the story of her surrogate pregnancy, the challenges that can come with this experience and how we can provide better support to families in a similar situation.
Darcy Sauers joins me for a conversation about how doulas can engage more with their future clients, how to spread the word about the work that we do and how to get better at marketing our birth and baby businesses
Episode 16: Sammy – Trusting in your Birth Partners
Sammy Loos joins me in a transatlantic conversation about things to think about when choosing additional birth partners and how trust can promote a more positive birth experience
Episode 15: Becki – Understanding Breastfeeding Trauma and Grief
Trigger Warning – contains discussion that some listeners may find sensitive Becki Scott joins me to talk about how a difficult breastfeeding journey can leave feelings of trauma and grief.
Trigger Warning – contains discussion that may be sensitive to some listeners
Rosey, founder of the website PNDandme talks with me about postnatal depression signs, support and recovery
Episode 13: Zelle – Supporting families with Birth Trauma and PTSD
*Trigger warning*- contains in depth discussion on birth trauma and mention of baby loss which some listeners may find distressing
Episode 12: Alison – Neonatal Admission & Baby Loss
*Trigger warning* Alison Edwards talks with me about our experience of having premature babies in Special/Neonatal Intensive Care (SCBU/NICU) and subsequent loss of my daughter Rosie.
*Trigger warning* Victoria Greenly talks to me about her daughter Skye who was diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome in pregnancy and her subsequent loss.
Michele Misgalla talks with me about how we work in a shared care partnership and how it might work for you and your clients
Episode 9: Dani – Hypnobirthing
Dani Dioshi talks about Hypnobirthing and how it can help prepare families for birth and beyond.
Episode 8: Trudi – Yoga
Trudi Dawson talks about the yoga she teaches during pregnancy and in the postnatal period.
Episode 7: Mari and Yuval – Supporting Trans Families
Doula Dr Mari Greenfield’s birth client Yuval talks about his experiences giving birth in Israel and the UK.
Episode 6: Sarah – Postnatal Planning
Sarah Tessier talks about her postnatal doula work and why a postnatal plan can be as importnat as a birth plan.
Episode 5: Maddie – Mentoring in Doula UK
Maddie McMahon talks about what it is like to be a mentor, why we have a mentoring and recognition process and why it’s great to pay your mentoring forward.
Episode 4: Rhia – MBRRACE-UK
With Rhia Lawrence, Creole Birthkeeper and Doula UK’s Leila Baker talk about the 2018 MBRRACE statistics and how as doulas we can help to support the people most affected by maternal death.
Episode 3: Hayley – Doulaing the Doula
Hayley Rand and Leila Forde Baker were each others doulas, they chat about what its like to doula a doula!
Episode 2: Bev – MVPs
Bev Samways chats about the important part Maternity Voices Partnerships play in improving maternity care at local hospitals.
Episode 1: Katrina Hampson – Combining Doulaing with a Full Time Job
Katrina Hampson talks about how she juggles four sons, Manchester United, a full-time job, volunteering as Head of Finance at Doula UK and being a doula.