Copyright and the sharing of information

After an awkward issue arose between some midwifery colleagues over use of each other’s materials without consent I was prompted to write this page. I believe all information is knowledge, knowledge is power and therefore should be shared to empower women. All information contained in this blog is my original work, from knowledge amassed throughout […]

“Am I allowed?”

A woman this week asked me one of the things that make me want to get on my soapbox about assertiveness and women’s rights.  What she said was “are you allowed to give birth to a breech baby?” My response, as ever, to this type of question is “it you who allows or disallows your care […]

2nd SPIRITUAL WORLD OF PREGNANCY STUDY DAY

2nd SPIRITUAL WORLD OF PREGNANCY STUDY DAY St Mary’s Church Hall, Glastonbury Saturday 3RD December 2011 Womb as world-Hannya Melrose Core process psychotherapist, prenatal & birth therapy Herbs that whisper of life and tenderness-Amanda Rayment Herbalist and workshop facilitator Songs for the unborn child-Debra Norton spiritual midwife Soul essence communion and vibrational medicine-Sophie Knock Flower […]

Da a Luz

Just returned from a wonderful week in Spain. I met the wonderful Vanessa Brooks for the first time this year, and offered to share my experiences of breech births with her in Spain. Unfortunately I was only able to spend 24hrs at the Midwives Rock workshop, as my family had accompanied me and were eager […]

Optimal cord clamping is a much kinder transition for the newborn baby

Cutting the baby’s umbilical cord is a ritual repeated unthinkingly by many doctors and midwives every day. Please educate yourself about the potential harm that could be caused for the baby by doing this. In 1796, Dr Erasmus Darwin, a physician, and the grandfather of Charles Darwin, published a book in which he highlighted the dangers of cutting the […]