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ATTENTION FIRST YEAR STUDENT MIDWIVES... Your PAD, White book and signatures!


Ok…you first years are all starting to think about placement right? It’s about a month away for the student midwives so your uniforms will be arriving shortly if you don’t already have them and you will have your documentation staring out of wherever you have hidden it because, if you’re anything like me, the thought of even starting to read that huge PAD document thing on top of all the studying you have to do is so out of the question it’s unbelievable! 1,911 more words

General Posts

Challenging the High-Priced Funeral Industry, More Americans Are Choosing Home Funerals and Death Midwives

My grandmother, Nana, had piercing blue eyes that beamed against the zigzag of creases and age spots on her 92-year-old face. Her voice always carried a trace of a brogue, though she immigrated from Ireland to the U.S. 3,701 more words


Immunisation Panic

My daughter had her 12 month immunisations 3 months late. I couldn’t go through with it. I was literally terrified. When she had her last set she screamed non stop for an hour. 906 more words


Baby loss awareness week

You might not know but this week has been baby loss awareness week and I have thought a lot about how I would write about this because it’s just something that is incredibly hard to talk about. 438 more words


My blog published on www.birthdebate.com

I was invited to write about my experience giving birth to children for wwwbirthdebate.com.

B!RTH is an international theatre festival developed by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and The Oglesby Charitable Trust to provoke debate on a global scale and question one of the key issues of our time, the vast inequality in healthcare across the world. 478 more words

My Thoughts

Birthing Partners

Husbands or partners getting involved during labour and at the moment of birth is a relatively new phenomenon in the West (although there are exceptions, aristocratic men in Britain for example, notably Prince Albert, attended their children’s births). 232 more words

Elsie Cressman and midwifery in Ontario

Elsie Cressman was for many years a medical missionary in Africa. But what made her famous was her role in achieving legal status for midwifery in Ontario. 502 more words