Creating Your Positive Birth Workshop 12th June 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016

This exciting new addition to the birth scene in South Wales has been a year in the preparation. Using a variety of mediums, we will prepare for your birth.

We will talk through wishes and fears and make a Beaded Birth Line and Birth Affirmations Banner, leaving you informed, educated and empowered.

You are not a "Good Girl"

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Birthing women are not children, they are not 5 years old or 10 or 15, and if they are teenagers, they are at this point in time transitioning very rapidly into womanhood.

This is not a good girl either - she is a feisty child with her own mind and her own feelings. She would not accept mistreatment without complaint, she knows she deserves respect. She demands to be spoken to kindly, with love as is her right, as is yours.

AIMS - Am I Allowed Book Review

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Absolutely essential reading. AIMS - Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services. An organisation that their website says

"AIMS ... at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than fifty years.

  • Working towards normal birth
  • Providing independent support and information about maternity choices
  • Raising awareness of current research on childbirth and related issues
  • Protecting women's human rights in childbirth

They do all these things and they do them well.

International Womens Day, Riverfront, Newport, March 2016.

Monday 4 April 2016

Having come back from this International Womens Day event, at the Riverfront, I am all fired up.

It was a beautiful emotional day and it made for me crystal clear, something that I already knew, at the moment, women should be able to own their bodies and their births, without argument and coercion, but they do not.

I came away wanting to support women to have the positive births they have a right to and deserve and wanting to encourage people to speak up and speak out about their rights, every time there are infractions of them, no matter how insignificant they seem. Too often we know things are not right, but we don't want to rock the boat or get people into trouble.

Every time you are given misinformation, every time someone does not share the pros and cons of an intervention or not having one, then your rights, so hard fought for, are being trodden on and misinformation continues.

Creating Your Positive Birth Workshop 24th April

Saturday 2 April 2016

ThumbnailThis exciting new addition to the birth scene in South Wales has been a year in the preparation. Using a variety of mediums, we will prepare for your birth. This workshop can work as a completely stand alone ante natal session or as a perfect complement to your NCT, Daisy Birthing, Hypnobirthing or NHS classes.

You will come away inspired, informed and ready to have the positive birth you want and deserve, wherever and however that is.

Book Review: Men, Love and Birth - Mark Harris

Sunday 15 November 2015

What a refreshing, amusing, powerful book and great addition to the birthing scene.

I don't actually want to write too much about this book as it contains quite a few surprises. I will say if you are a birthing woman – don't read it. Get it for your “lover” and let him read it, then sit back and let him surprise you in many small ways.

It's a cross between an educational resource, a stand up comedian and in parts the Karma Sutra, I literally laughed out loud at words I never expected to read in a birthing book - “no finishing off on her breasts”.