There once was a dentist, honest and bold Who felt their story was best told As The trouble with consent, Despite good intent, Means uncertainty in how things unfold   This is a story about tooth extraction.  It tells a tale of a woman’s visit to a dentist, and the dentist’s need to obtain ‘informed … More Dis-Consent

Once a Jolly woman

(to the tune of Waltzing Matilda) Once a jolly woman sang aloud her own song, After eating from the knowledge tree, And she sang as she mused and waited ’til her baby birthed, My body, my baby, my choices are free Informed and Supported, informed and Supported My body, my baby, my choices are free … More Once a Jolly woman

Two roads. Robert Frost and The Birth Map.

Freewill or determinism? Regret or celebration? When faced with two options, the sliding doors if you like, we may wonder ‘what if’…what if I had chosen the other path? We’d have met different people. Had different experiences.  Found out different things. We would be a different person, potentially. Birthing without a Birth Map is like … More Two roads. Robert Frost and The Birth Map.

The Care Factor

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,”  poet and writer Maya Angelou What is Care? Is Care… love? or is care providing basic needs? Is Care a service? Can you put a price on care? Can care … More The Care Factor

Curse of The Third

You’re a seasoned Mother You’ve birthed before You did it well  You know the score You know your body Your know your mind But third time ’round Here’s what you’ll find: You’ll be told it was just luck And to forget all you’ve inferred For anything can happen now, This is The Curse of The … More Curse of The Third

What’s in a name?

Naming a new human takes much thought and angst Making lists of ‘for’, ‘maybe’, ‘against’ Sometimes the namee will declare you were wrong And a nickname or a name change helps them to belong Our name is our virtue, or so I’ve been told We carry one with us from birth til we’re old Our … More What’s in a name?