Vanessa Olorenshaw’s Liberating Motherhood was published last year, launching the ‘purple stocking movement’. The book raises the issue of the absence of mothers in feminism and politics. It is not enough to simply have women in leadership. Not all women are mothers and not all mothers mother the same. Society encourages us to return to paid … More Maternal Feminism in the Brave New World
The insurance exemption for private midwifery has been extended, again.
Just thought you ought to know…. … More You shall be grateful…
The language you use in your birth plan is as important as the decisions that back it up.
Many a well researched birth plan has been discarded because the language was passive.
Have you got an Active Birth Plan? … More The Language of Birth Plans
Many people wonder if a doula is only for those wanting a natural birth. Doula support is not restricted to natural births. Even if you are having a planned caesarean, a doula can support you before, during and after. … More Seven Ways a Doula can support your Planned Caesarean.
(to the tune of Deck the Halls…in case it isn’t obvious) Stack the Deck with Dangers to Baby blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah ‘Tis the Season for Inductions blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Don we now our hospital apparrel blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah … More A Cynical Christmas Carol
The general condition of the Mother-to-be, Is to do as she’s told by the birth constabulary, Indoctrinated into the medical birth model, Where the doctors mollycoddle, No options given or alluded to, the process is accepted And when she is ‘saved’, she feels indebted. But a little conversation can spark something innate, and a roar begins…and that … More The Roaring Fire
The lotus flower for fertility A symbol of Hindu purity The pomegranate with seeds of red Is the Feng Shui symbol, I’ve read The celtic druids chose mistletoe and the fertile luck it could bestow The hazelnut held similar hopes And those celts were no dopes, for science shows that humble nut may boost your … More Fertility Flowers