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Creative Writing – What Is This Doubt That Bites Me

Having just returned from 3 weeks at camp, I thought I would share the autobiographical poems I wrote at Samantha Pearse’s wonderful, creative writing workshop at Druid Camp. Tears On Strangers Yesterday I cried on strangers Today friends cried on me A perfect simile Of my life And me Its the illusion of invincibility That makes those tears on strangers A more comfortable place to be Without the weight of responsibility for others Often placed Read more…

Big Baby Links

I’ll edit this later but while I’m sat in a field my Home Birth Support Group UK shows me induction and caesarean for big baby pressure is rising.This is despite NICE and RCOG (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and The Royal College of Obstetrians and Gynaecologists) both clearly stated this is not advised with NICE going further and stating that scanning the general population for big baby is also not advised.

VBAC Home Birth Turned Positive Induction Hospital Birth

These birth stories are so important to share. Induction is not always positive and that is because it comes from a lack of informed consent. Cara* had the support of our Home Birth Support Group UK and her doula and knew and understood the induction process and her rights to informed choice and to wait. She also had the full support of her husband which is vital.Stories of empowered women and families, who have remained in control of their own births and made their own decisions carry such weight. This is the story of Cara’s* birth, not a medical procedure.

National and Local Birth Pool And Tens Machine Hire

National and local birth pool and tens machine hire. I am thrilled to be a representative of the Birth Partnership – https://www.thebirthpartnership.co.uk/ a national birth pool hire company with local representatives. Supplying birth pool and tens machine hire throughout the UK, covering Wales, Scotland England and Northern Ireland. I can also supply liners, hoses, thermometers, sieves and other home birth accessories.  You are also welcome to join my busy home birth group on Facebook – Home Read more…

Samantha Gadsden, works as a national virtual doula, supporting in person across South Wales and the South West.

She walks with women on their journey's through life. She is a feminist, a birth educator and listener, a doula, a believer in and supporter of women and lives living just outside Caerphilly in the South Wales Valleys with her husband Eddie and her 3 younger children.