Do you dare to play? The rules are sensed not told. Do you dare engage? Knowing the power you do not hold. In The Game of Birth you attempt to communicate your need In the Game of Birth, the unspoken rules you must heed. Do you wish or do you prefer? This is … More The Game of Birth
The conveyor belt approach to birth was working as intended, And despite many protests, it won’t be amended. For The Authority has the Power and the money flows neatly, And your role, my dear, is to obey and smile sweetly. Your Doctor processes your pregnancy without bothering you with detail You believe they are … More Do you have what it takes?
As George and Sir John showed their best side, Prince Harry told the world, with great pride: Meghan has birthed a healthy boy, And Harry was brimming with joy, He is awed by what women can do! He has seen the Feminine True. He is a Man in patrescence The Dad core of his … More A Poem for Harry and Meghan
Full Cream asks Won’t Somebody Think of the Fathers! And raises some excellent points, relevant not just to breastfeeding, but also to birth – and life in general. Women are consistently expected to step aside, to accommodate the needs of others – in this case, the father. The blog post was a response to an article … More Would you rather stand aside, or stand up?
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!
Is the online you representative of the real you? If you died, tragically and in a newsworthy way, your social media will provide the images and personality to make your story more clickable. It will determine our you are represented. Are your settings public? There is implied consent to the use of your images and … More It is not just Big Brother watching you
The parallels between birthing and dying are profound. It can be an awesome experience to observe and a great honour to be present in the moment. Or it can be a stressful, awkward experience. Following are two poems. The first is a medicalised experience, full of fear and uncertainty. The second could be a natural, … More Facing Birth Facing Death