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Five special trees for 500 Volunteer Doulas

Myra Shay recreation ground will soon be humming to the sounds of active children and families, and wildlife, thanks to a project delivered in collaboration with Better Start Bradford’s Better Place project, Get Out More CIC, local schools and Bradford Council. The project is creating a playable ...


Being a Doula in lockdown

Jane Longthorn, 42 is a volunteer doula with Bradford Doulas and has supported four expectant mums over the last 18 months. When she started supporting her fifth mum, Aneesah, COVID-19 struck. Jane was worried that she would not be able to support Aneesah during her pregnancy in the same way tha...


Being a Bradford Volunteer Doula is certainly a very ‘hands-on’ job, however thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, this voluntary service has adapted the way that they work and have successfully provided Doula support at a distance. The service continues to be very much in demand, and they have r...


Being a Doula in lockdown

Jane Longthorn, 42 is a volunteer doula with Bradford Doulas and has supported four expectant mums over the last 18 months. When she started supporting her fifth mum, Aneesah, COVID-19 struck. Jane was worried that she would not be able to support Aneesah during her pregnancy in the same way tha...


Four Doulas and a Baby!

It was widely speculated in the press that Meghan Markle may have used a doula to support her and Prince Harry with the birth of baby Archie. However, one local Bradford mum had to have the support of four volunteer doulas when she gave birth! After being induced on the Friday night, the mum in q...