I need your input – your voice is powerful!

ATTENTION: if you are pregnant or supporting pregnancy, READ THIS! I am collating feedback on The Birth Map.  If you have read or used the book: please help me build a body of evidence which I can use to support research grant applications and take to the Australian Minister for Health (and the opposition minister).  … More I need your input – your voice is powerful!

Kate Middleton does not set the ‘standard’: Keira Knightly shouldn’t either.

This article sums up a rather ridiculous problem in our society.  Competitive birthing and who gets to set The Standard. Kate Middleton, apparently, has had three uncomplicated births.  Keira Knightly, apparently, had a rather difficult and unpleasant birth.  Kate Middleton, apparently, had a birth plan.  Keira Knightly, apparently, felt they were pointless.  Draw whatever conclusions … More Kate Middleton does not set the ‘standard’: Keira Knightly shouldn’t either.

Medically Extreme Birthing: born of fear or fantasy?

The spectrum of birth possibilities in the western world spans from unassisted birth to elective caesarean and even surrogacy.  For some people, the choice is made for them, for reasons beyond their control.  For others the choice is absolute.  When the absolute choice is at one of the extremes, it can be very difficult to … More Medically Extreme Birthing: born of fear or fantasy?