Click here to tweet this! If there is one phrase I hate hearing it is this: “And then the birth plan went out the window”. I have to say it is not usually uttered by MY clients because my clients don't write birth plans - they write birth PREFERENCES . The idea that you can plan birth is … [Read more...] about HOW TO USE MY FREE DOWNLOADABLE BIRTH PLAN
I've been doing some fiction writing. But I'm not sure this is entirely fiction.... A highly respected obstetrician came home to his wife one day with some worrying news. "Darling," he said, "I've just seen the specialist about those pains I've been having. I'm afraid I'm going to have to … [Read more...] about The Obstetrician and his Wife
For the past few weeks I have been tweeting a short daily quotation from one of Ina May Gaskin's books. Today's was "Remember you have a real, live baby in there. Sometimes it's such an intense trip having a baby that you forget what it's for" It's from Spiritual Midwifery, and it's one of a series … [Read more...] about #inamayquote
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?
I doubt I will be seeing the final film in the "Twilight" trilogy unless by accident. I didn't see the other two. The relative hotness of R-Patz and Taylor Lautner does not fire me (though as the mother of two pallid West London schoolboys I feel a slight patriotic pride to see girls swooning over a … [Read more...] about Childbirth as horror: Ten Twilight-Related Facts About Childbirth