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.

Reclaiming Birth For All Women – Planning a Positive Caesarean Birth

(This stunning birth image of Sophies emergence into the world was taken by medical staff at the request of Charlotte and her husband). Birth can be a roller coaster, caesarean even more so – for a woman who has set her heart on a vaginal birth, then the news that this baby is to be … Read more

A Doula’s Journey 2017

Thank you from this Doula – 2017 has been an incredible ride. I began 2017 intending to take a break – being on call 24/7 for up to 5 weeks at a time is an intense commitment, it is hard on you, on your family and also on your extended network, after all you need … Read more

Birth Rape – We Don’t Do That Here – Do We? Birth, Doulas and Informed Consent.

For International Womens Day 2018. Doulas provide non medical birth support for the childbearing year and beyond. In practice this means we do anything a birthing and newly birthed woman needs. Doulas do a lot – placenta encapsulation, aqua natal, ante natal, positive birth work, post natal work, breast feeding support, new mother support, baby … Read more

I Said No – A Kids Guide to Keeping Your Private Parts Private

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 an abuser would usually be someone my child know, not the random stranger they may come across, thankfully abuse is rare, but still, I … Read more