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
Whilst the far majority of people plan an assisted birth for their primary pathway when creating a birth map, the benefits of considering unassisted birth are undeniable.
… More Five Reasons to Prepare for Unassisted Birth
Are you at risk of preparing a ‘weak’ birth plan?
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.
You feel like you have made an Informed Decision, you have agonised over your options, after first insisting that there HAD to be another option. Never one to accept the Status Quo, you ask – WHY? If someone tells you you HAVE TO or you SHOULD BE, this makes you ask – WHY? It can … More Why aren’t more people asking why?
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