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.

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.