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

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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.

Reclaiming Birth For All Women – Planning a Positive Caesarean Birth

Positive Caesarean Birth

(This stunning birth image of Sophies emergence into the world was taken by medical staff at the request of Charlotte and her husband). Birth can be a roller coaster, caesarean even more so – for a woman who has set her heart on a vaginal birth, then the news that this baby is to be …

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A Doula’s Journey 2017

2017

Thank you from this Doula – 2017 has been an incredible ride. I began 2017 intending to take a break – being on call 24/7 for up to 5 weeks at a time is an intense commitment, it is hard on you, on your family and also on your extended network, after all you need …

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Birth Rape – We Don’t Do That Here – Do We? Birth, Doulas and Informed Consent.

Coerced Consent Is NOT Consent.

For International Womens Day 2018. Doulas provide non medical birth support for the childbearing year and beyond. In practice this means we do anything a birthing and newly birthed woman needs. Doulas do a lot – placenta encapsulation, aqua natal, ante natal, positive birth work, post natal work, breast feeding support, new mother support, baby …

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We Have Come To Be Danced By Jewel Mathieson

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We Have Come To Be Danced. The raw power of this poem just grabbed me and I had to share. We have come to be danced not the pretty dance not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance but the claw our way back into the belly of the sacred, sensual animal dance the …

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I Said No – A Kids Guide to Keeping Your Private Parts Private

I Said NO!

Sad topic, but I’ve been looking into books on how to keep children safe from abuse. I have done a lot of research into this topic, being more than aware that an abuser would usually be someone my child know, not the random stranger they may come across, thankfully abuse is rare, but still, I …

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Happy International Women’s Day.

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You are brave, you are strong and you are amazing. You are beautiful, you are true and you are magical. You are kind, you are funny, you bring joy. You were born with the power to create life. Today – on this our day – you are not alone. We hold each other in a …

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