Here is what my client Ruth says about her birth. Congratulations to Ruth and her partner on the arrival of their beautiful, calm hypnobirthing baby daughter! If you would like to know what "waves of relaxation" are - just book onto my next Wise Hippo course! Our little girl A. arrived on … [Read more...] about “Thank God for the “waves of relaxation”
Most women on arriving at hospital in labour are given a vaginal examination to assess their progress and the position, station and if possible presentation of the baby. Or, I should say, are "offered" a vaginal examination. Few women decline it; most women accept it because they don't realise … [Read more...] about The purple line
I've been busy the past week researching and writing the last essay for my NCT antenatal teacher's diploma and it is about "Informed Decision Making".Most of the essay I spent agonising over whether the educated, supported middle class mums in my classes had really exercised "informed decisions" … [Read more...] about Just sounding off about One Born Every Minute
Is the National Institute for Clinical Excellence being very naive about Caesarean birth? According to reports today NICE believes that its new guidelines allowing women to have free C/S for no medical reason - on demand, if you like - will result in fewer caesareans. What??? Which planet is NICE … [Read more...] about Caesareans for all? Why?
How can we empower and educate YOUNG mums to recognise home birth as a reasonable choice? http://www.rcm.org.uk/midwives/news/fewer-women-are-giving-birth-at-home/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term= … [Read more...] about Home births are down