This is NOT informed consent.

Sunday 22 May 2016

This is not informed consent, its a chart.

Based on some recent experiences I have been left feeling somewhat unhappy with the way I watch birthing and pregnant women treated.

The headline picture, that is not either informed consent or individualised care, it is a chart. Sometimes I take more care in explaining to my 3 year old why he can't have a chocolate, than I see grown women being given in the important matter of their birth and the health of their baby.

They are not children, women and their partners deserve the opportunity to make informed decisions relating to themselves and their babies.

The Spiritual Unassisted Freebirth of Honor Hope Kimpton

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Guest post by Zoe Kimpton, photography by Samantha Gadsden Doula.

Freebirth in Cwm Taf Health Board, near Cardiff, South Wales.

I conceived at a poignant time of our marriage. It was one of those undeniable meant to be situations and we embraced it as such from the onset. I knew although controversial that I didn't want midwifery care throughout my pregnancy.

The Midwife Who Goes Above and Beyond

Monday 2 May 2016

Using her own time, through social media, her working role, her knowledge, she tries to ensure women get to make informed choices.

Where she can, she supports women as much as possible to have what they want and encourages them to think for themselves.

I Said No - A Kids Guide to Keeping Your Private Parts Private

Sunday 1 May 2016

Sad topic, but I've been looking into books on how to keep children safe from abuse.

I have done a lot of research into this topic, being more than aware that the monster is usually someone that my child will know, not the random stranger they may come across, thankfully abuse is rare, but still, I want them to know how to stay safe without scaring them.