You’re Not Allowed To Not Allow Me.
Birth and politics, like women and politics have been at the cornerstone of some of the tensest historical and social upheavals of all time. From the Suffragettes of the late 19th and early 20th Century who were literally willing...Details
Childbirth: It’s time to stop the fear-mongering!
My initial reaction to Claire Harvey’s article; Childbirth: Why are we going back to the medical Middle Ages? (The Daily Telegraph, July 31st 2016) was one of anger and frustration. Here we go again, I thought. Yet ANOTHER article...Details
The Tsunami of Interventions
If you are somewhat immersed in the birth world like I am, then you’ve probably come across the term, “The Cascade of Interventions”. Sadly, for many of us in the birthing biz, this is an all-too-familiar term; describing the...Details
The dangers of “winging it” in labour and why every woman needs a birth plan.
Recently, I saw an exchange of comments between two women on Facebook that ended with this post; “I’m definitely not going in with any birth plans or expectations. Just want the baby out and both of us to be...Details