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Positive Induction (side helping of Disability Discrimination)

: : Isla Erin Gordon 02/07/20 5lb 15oz Second baby Second elective induction. Warning : massive story!!!! Grab a cuppa and some cake! A positive? induction story! Although not great ante natal care via consultant led care. I am physically disabled with a condition called Perthes Disease, which is where my left hip bone didn’t form properly as a child (instead of a round ‘ball’ in my ball/socket I had a flat edge). I’ve had Read more…

The Monster in the Dark

I have been sat on this blog post for over a year, I had forgotten I had written it and just stumbled across it and realised it is still relevant. These are just my musings, forgive me if its a bit rambling, I was just going to post my poem but the words poured out onto the screen. I am so tired of the dismissal of other peoples trauma, of a growing culture of fear Read more…

Positive Home to Hospital Birth during Covid

Guest blog of this beautiful birth story, from our Home Birth Support Group UK, by Kirsty Smart. 🤱🤱🤱 Birth Story 🤱🤱🤱 Baby boy, 7lb7.5oz, 12.30pm Friday 24th April, 40+1, 3rd baby. Hello! My waters started to go at 6.20am after a couple of very little niggles that had woken me. My waters have never gone until the end with my older 2, so a bit of a surprise! Unfortunately they were quite thick with meconium, 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.