Medical and health professionals need to be able to support good infant mental health and recognise problems
Category: Spiritual Midwife
Dr Grantly Dick-Read: The Study of Tears
There is a good deal to be learnt from the study of tears and weeping. Deep crying releases trauma and can bring relief and healing
Second Hand Gran
Second Hand Gran is a new eco fashion and ethical project I have started on Instagram – @2ndhandgran – a page dedicated to recycling and reducing waste by encouraging creativity and reuse of clothing. Clothing is something that we are all consumers of. Second Hand Gran works two ways. Firstly I am an earth loving …
Always Maiden, Always Mother!
We as women hold within us the ultimate creative space and forces. Honouring our ‘womb’anhood enables us to gather and shape our futures and release the culmination of our creative process. When we allow ourselves to surrender to and release our power, we give birth to ourselves, our partners and our children throughout our lives.
Is Midwifery a Dying Art?
The following was originally posted on Facebook, but received such an overwhelming response that I felt it was worth posting on my website too. Below the original post about midwives’ and doulas’ seemingly different levels of recognition by the public in general, I have included the first couple of hours’ worth of Facebook comments
A Spiritual Midwife
A true midwife operates from a place of deep respect and reverence for life. She understands suffering and is therefore capable of magnanimous compassion. Such a midwife is able to stand in her strength yet be as flexible as a willow branch in the wind, in order to withold her projections and refrain from disturbing the process of labour and birth.
A Week in the Life of a Midwife
A week in the life of a midwife is varied, interesting, never monotonous and requires endless energy and a core of calm resilience.