The Monster in the Dark

Monster

I have been sat on this blog post for over a year, I had forgotten I had written it and just stumbled across it and realised it is still relevant. These are just my musings, forgive me if its a bit rambling, I was just going to post my poem but the words poured out …

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Corona, Coercion, Pregnancy and Birth – Part 2

Copy of Copy of HBGUK template

Our members are very supported in group to make their own choices, with our Home Birth Transfer Is NOT A Failure ethos, all our births are celebrated.

Sadly, this support for informed choice is not, in the main supported by their care providers, as their following words show.

Corona, Coercion, Pregnancy and Birth Part 1

Iatrogenic Harm

These snapshot figures from a quick poll in my Home Birth Support Group, should make over arching maternity services hang their heads in shame.

Since coronavirus impacted, I am spending upwards of 60 hours a week in groups, supporting women, against a backdrop of increasing coercion.

Creative Writing – What Is This Doubt That Bites Me

Walks With Hawks

Having just returned from 3 weeks at camp, I thought I would share the autobiographical poems I wrote at Samantha Pearse’s wonderful, creative writing workshop at Druid Camp. Tears On Strangers Yesterday I cried on strangers Today friends cried on me A perfect simile Of my life And me Its the illusion of invincibility That …

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Who Were The Witches? 

fire night

I came across this when I was updating my book of chants. I had to blog it – I have always considered Doulas wise women of old. Click HERE for more information on National and Local Birth Pool and Tens hire. Who Were The Witches?   by Bonnie Lockhart copyright Bonnie Lockhart chorus: Who were the …

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