Before Consent…

Before Consent…a poem The stork story might be fun – but it disregards the importance of Mum. That women birth seems an aside, The truth of birth we^ like to hide, With a storkish euphemism, No real choice is given, No honour or celebration, Birth is an enduration* And so their power, women relent, And … More Before Consent…

All in Good Time

To induce or not to induce – is impatience the question? I have heard some extraordinary reasons to justify induction, but this one takes the cake: “we can’t be sure of the conception date, so it would be dangerous to go past your due date” err…then how do you know the ‘due date’? and why … More All in Good Time


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


You asked me for my Consent and I knew yes was assumed My gut told me to dissent either way i’m doomed Standing over me, you wait what must my answer be? in your hands is my fate You watch expectantly. I feel powerless as you insist Afraid and confused by your persistance my gut … More I DO NOT CONSENT!

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