What is a positive birth?

The experience of birth will stay with a woman her whole life time Ask any women her birth story and she will recount it with easy, there is no experience

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What matters in birth?

There are growing conversations about helping women to have what is termed a ‘normal birth’, that is a birth free of interventions including no pain relief etc. Years ago, for

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Are we valuing patient engagement?

Over the last few years I have been privileged to be part of some very important discussions around supporting parents and families within healthcare. As a patient rep its is

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The many Faces of Birth

Birth has many faces and no one situation prevails, it is as individual to each woman, baby and family as a fingerprint. Often things such a ‘risk’, ‘normal’ and ‘natural’

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Continuity of Carer matters

There has been a lot of talk recently about continuity of carer in maternity services and the difference it can make it women, babies and families. The National Maternity Review

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Happy Birthday Little One

All around are bright coloured balloons, the cake waiting for candles to be lit and wishes to be made. Gifts wrapped in shiny paper call out to be opened. Deep

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Your sadness matters.

When it comes to the birth of a baby sadness isn’t an emotion that we usually think of. Joy, happiness and excitement instead come to mind, with glowing parents holding

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Finding moments of light

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” Hafiz of Shiraz Some days the darkness was overwhelming. I felt

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My healing homebirth

This is Louise’s story of her healing third birth at home. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own self care as

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Preventing Birth Trauma-How?

Supporting families after a difficult and traumatic birth of course is so important but we need to address how we can prevent trauma from a difficult birth in the first

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The birth of my beautiful Cait

This is the story of Ruth and Cait. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own self care as everyone will be

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Work With Me?

Never doubt the difference you can make to someone’s life. I am involved in a number of projects nationally and I love having new challenges and opportunities. Are you are

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The Faces of Birth Trauma Project

Faces of birth trauma is a project to raise awareness of the diversity of birth trauma. Birth trauma can affect anyone. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, how old you

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