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…

Imagine

  Imagine a world where the children come first in preparations, Where family work is acknowledged and we avoid separations. Workplaces with flexibility for ALL to care for the  children in their life,  This way it’s not just parents, keeping kids out of strife.      Imagine a world where love is valued as integral … More Imagine

When Science Communication is not science or communication.

There once was a kid who loved Science And grew up to create an appliance* it’s science he said nature is ‘dead’ And to trust nature is medical defiance *This ‘appliance’ could be, for example, the constant monitoring equipment used in labour, very useful when indicated but not always necessary or beneficial.   And it is … More When Science Communication is not science or communication.

Adrift

  New mother finding her new self Alone Isolated Adrift Advice blows her in different directions Conflict Stormy Dangerous Precarious and vulnerable,  under pressure Prescribed Judged Unhelpful New mother finding her new self Honoured Supported Informed Trusts her instinct and embraces the change Calm Gentle Observant Vulnerable,  but powerful, self determining Confident Assertive Aware   … More Adrift