Tag: fun stuff

The Changing Face of A and P

I believe that back in history the uterus was thought To wander round the body, and when in the brain it caught Hysteria would ensue, so any woman who dared to think Was pathologised in an instant, abnormal in a…

A midwife’s guide to birth fairies

“A couple of years ago [and the rest – this is a re-sharing of an article that is now a few years old!], as a result of my having written a tongue-in-cheek article about a handful of pixies and a…

A Tribute to Tricia’s Lab Cats

‘I have lots of wonderful memories of Tricia Anderson, who was my friend as well as my colleague. One of the many things that we had in common was that we both wrote and spoke about cats and labour. The…

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…

Knitted breast patterns and exchange

I just wanted to share a post I spotted on Knit for Peace earlier this week, which links to a couple of free patterns for knitted breasts and offers to get them to the right people.  So if you have…

Stone circles, knitting and yoga…

Just sharing some fun photos today…  The lovely Sarah Buckley and her equally lovely family came to stay with us a couple of weekends ago and visited several of the ancient sites which surround us here in Wiltshire.  Sarah and…