Tag: home birth

Fathers describe home birth as magical

A study which looked at the experiences of eight fathers whose partners had a planned home birth in Ireland has found that, although several of the men initially had reservations about this, the experience was a very positive one which…

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;…

Another riff on the latest home birth research…

It doesn’t matter how many insults are thrown at those who choose and support homebirth; research study after research study continues to show that this is a safe and reasonable option.  This week, the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health…

A few practice-related articles…

I have just formatted and uploaded a few more of my already-published articles and I am thinking that they might be of particular interest to student and practising midwives and others directly involved in the care of women and babies,…