What is a Doula and why might you use one?

Most prospective parents are familiar with what’s involved in preparing for a birth – attending antenatal classes, packing a hospital bag, perhaps writing a birth plan, and certainly bidding a wistful farewell to sleep. But something that’s less well known - although growing in popularity - is using a birth doula. So what exactly is ...

Office Mum stories – Rosemarie Hayden

Rosemarie Hayden, a solicitor and mother of two, has had two distinct experiences of working parenthood and childcare. Here she talks about guilt (or lack thereof), flexibility, women in the legal profession, and the sticky floor: Thank you for taking part in the interview series for Office Mum – so let’s start with the basics – could you ...

Office Mum stories – Teresa Hanley

For the 85th interview in the series (!) I have something a little bit different - Teresa Hanley is a 52-year-old mother and grandmother who has just packed up her permanent, secure job and moved from Ireland to Australia. This is her story: Thank you Teresa for taking part in the interview series! So let’s start with ...