Category: Craft reflections

Incorporating bacteria into childbirth education

The past couple of years have seen more germ-related research, thinking and discussion than ever, and there is a noteable swing away from the one-sided view that germs are ‘bad’ things to be avoided and washed away with antibacterial soap…

15 ways to knit a uterus

As promised to a participant in a recent craft and birth session, today I am sharing my collection of links to free knitting and crochet patterns for uteruses (or uteri – I’m never quite sure?!) and other body parts.  If…

Home-made birth hearts recipe…

I’ve written a lot of research-focused posts recently; here’s a crafty one to balance that out…  I’m still planning to write something more general about the way I use craft in birth and midwifery education, so if that is of…

The value of the knitting midwife

Lately I have been working on an article on knitting, which feels a little strange in some ways because knitting is more of a Winter activity for me and it is FAR too hot here in Wiltshire to even think…