Corona, Coercion, Pregnancy and Birth – Part 2

Our members are very supported in group to make their own choices, with our Home Birth Transfer Is NOT A Failure ethos, all our births are celebrated.

Sadly, this support for informed choice is not, in the main supported by their care providers, as their following words show.

Corona, Coercion, Pregnancy and Birth Part 1

These snapshot figures from a quick poll in my Home Birth Support Group, should make over arching maternity services hang their heads in shame.

Since coronavirus impacted, I am spending upwards of 60 hours a week in groups, supporting women, against a backdrop of increasing coercion.

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 … Read more

The Stillness Between Day and Night

I woke this morning And the sky was a strange, dark grey It was not night and yet The first pink, rays of dawn Were not to be seen. A mist was there Shrouding the earth Making the view hazy And more than a little surreal It was a place of in between The birds … Read more