December = party season. And in 2018, for me, a wedding and a 40th birthday augmented the usual shenanigans. It means I’ve spent a good amount of time slightly boozily explaining what a doula is, and that hypnobirthing is more than just snake oil and optimism. I’ve lea...

Hello, my lovely Lovelies, and Happy New Year! 

I'm a little bit late to the party, I'm afraid, as Thing #3 was only returned to childcare this morning. It's a return to routine and normality, which I THRIVE on, and the chance to get my head BACK into work. 

So, as a sta...

So this is me at my yoga class a couple of weeks ago (I'm pleased to report that my heels are now almost entirely on the floor, and there's less bag in my back). I LOVE this time in my week - it's sacrosanct, and (bar doula-ing at a birth), I'll shuffle eveything aroun...

"There's no such thing as the right decision, 

just the decision you make at the time"

This is what my Mum used to say to me when I was fretting about stuff in my 20s. Obviously now I can barely remember what those angst ridden issues were, but this saying, it's really s...

You know I have a bee in my bonnet about how women are conditioned to accept a pretty poor experience in pregnancy, birth & motherhood, right? Well home birth is one of my things. It's not right for everyone - sometimes there are particularly conditions in your pregnan...

One of the things that I find kind of frustrating about the way the antenatal education is delivered, is that it's so often binary. Women are told there's 'Right' way to do things, and they 'should' or 'shouldn't' prepare in this way or that way. Actually, if there was...

So! I'm madly excited right now, because after some furious Wix-work, the December Birth & the Fourth Trimester are now on sale! Whoop! I've been quietly planning this for quite some time now, so I really am very  excited. 

I wanted to explain why I'm so excited ab...

October 26, 2018

....honestly - this is going to be amazing. I've got four kick-ass women at my back, and I KNOW this is something real! Whipping it all together in the middle of half term week and feeling actually fizzy and giddy about the realisation of something I've been gestating...

October 17, 2018

 I’m feeling #totesemosh

This morning I had the privilege of being present at a calm and beautiful caesarean birth. This lovely couple have really worked through what was best for them and their family. And they’ve prepared carefully. And it was beautiful! 

I just want t...

October 14, 2018

Baby loss can be a difficult topic. For those of us who have pregnancies that ended without babies, it can be a time to reflect on our emotions, and the events that have filled the space between then and now. For those who haven't, it can be difficult to know what to s...

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