August 24, 2018

So I put it to a vote on my Instagram account. What did you want my first blog post back to be about. You wanted to know where I had been. If i’m honest I didn’t really want to tell you. But that in itself is a reason to write it down. To share it. To practice what I p...

July 22, 2018

Happy Sunday Folks! I cannot believe it is time for another birth story. The feedback from Steph’s story was incredible and I am super happy we shared her and Bea’s story first. I cannot imagine any better a start to this series. I have been receiving your stories! Tha...

July 20, 2018

If you are a midwife, hand’s up if you have heard (or said - I am guilty here) “ooohhh that feels a good size”. Cue look of absolute terror on mum to be’s face… We all saw that One Born Every Minute shoulder dystocia (and I know a fabulous Doctor who was present) and y...

July 15, 2018

I recently started collecting birth stories so that I could share them on my blog with the goal of creating a safe space to share and a platform to read about the experiences of others, to remind you that you are not alone, ever..... To highlight that every single birt...

July 3, 2018

I didn’t plan it that way BUT….. 

How many times have you said those words about something that did not actually sit right with you? Why are we always justifying things these days? To our friends, family, colleagues, to ourselves? Probably because it is easier than wond...

June 13, 2018

Sorry for the crude opening line. But it is really quite true. I have been researching a lot about periods and the effect they have on women’s training. I overheard a guy in the gym saying to his training partner midway through his Bro reps “take your tampon out and ca...

June 1, 2018

Respect is a strange concept really. It means different things to different people. And holds more weight in certain cultures, in certain countries. In healthcare, especially here, the hierarchy of practitioners demands respect. Demands it for themselves. Heaven forbid...

May 24, 2018

It’s that time again, where I tell you the most ridiculous things that have happened to me as a midwife. It really is that kind of job where if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. Or you cry from laughing so much. On this day, it was the latter. But this story is something el...

May 20, 2018

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So I live in the land of the stretch and sweep from as early as 35 weeks. Yes, you read that right. 35 weeks. Now I am not sure what the logic is here for trying to stimulate your cervix when your baby isn’t even fully cooked yet. Well, except...

May 13, 2018

Empowerment….. Sometimes I think we overuse the word. Like it sometimes it feels like it has lost it’s meaning, it has become devalued. It gets an eyeroll from certain people. But if we have to “go on” about a subject repeatedly then it is because the message we are sh...

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