Only women can change birth – FACT

Only women can change birth – FACT

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou ——–   I’ve shared this before when I was circulated last year but sharing again as...
It’s not good enough

It’s not good enough

In a time where intervention rates are ridiculously high (63% at NHS Lothian – details from an FOI request – what percentage of births are induced/augemented/forceps/ventous/c-section – a rise in 12% in the last 5 years…. )   In a time...
12 Steps to a Positive Birth

12 Steps to a Positive Birth

Here’s some tips to help you achieve a positive birth outcome: Access the right antenatal education – NHS and NCT do have a place in terms of letting you know the mechanics and covering the basics of birth (and you might make some very nice friends there)...
Why should I pay for a doula when a midwife is free?

Why should I pay for a doula when a midwife is free?

I love working with midwives – I have so many positive relationships I’ve formed with the local midwifery community and via twitter and other social media platforms.  I love that partnership approach and working side by side. I often feel defensive for...
Can childbirth ruin a woman’s mental state?

Can childbirth ruin a woman’s mental state?

***** TRIGGER WARNING ***** (touches on babies born sleeping, infant loss, difficult births and obstetric violence/birth trauma) . . . . Without a doubt it can.  Sadly. For the vast majority of women, around 2/3rds of women – childbirth and/or the arrival of a...