Tag: birth stories

Understanding more about birth and story…

I often hear midwives and birth folk lamenting the way that one-sided, fear-based, sometimes mysogynistic and frequently inaccurate depictions and representations of birth permeate modern culture, and I share their concerns. Participants in my workshops and online courses note the…

A woman’s decision…

I find it really sad that midwifery regulators don’t seem to understand the enormous value that there is in continuity of care, which has been described as central to gold standard midwifery care. Nor is there much recognition that the…

Curiosity and the Caul

Carrie was having a fairly fast and furious labour, and had spent most of it journeying between the sink and the toilet in her upstairs bathroom. The toilet was her ‘best’ place, and she spent so much time on it…

Celebrating my Nanny…

Yesterday would have been my lovely Nanny’s 94th birthday.  Nanny passed on recently, and I wanted to celebrate her life, her birthday and her contribution to midwifery by re-sharing an article that she and I co-authored in her 80th year;…