Some of my most wonderful experiences have been: Of having doctors prepared to change their routines to have a baby calm in immediate skin to skin contact on mothers chest with delayed cord clamping in the operating room during a caesarean , and being so surprised at how calm the baby is! Of four sets.. read more →

What a wonderful privilege also to share the hardest times with parents which are also very beautiful and a real part of our human experience when things did not go as planned when the mum is exhausted after a LONG day and a half of slowly building labour The disappointments of a caesarean being needed.. read more →

I marvel at the capability of the newborn who is anything but helpless! The baby has to cope with change from a dark, warm, tightly held, gentle and quiet environment out into the wide world of bright lights and strange antiseptic smells, and loud noises of a hospital ward(a home birth is a much more.. read more →

I am so grateful for all that “my fathers” have taught me: Of the strength and love between couples and how gentle, encouraging and supportive the dads are Of how they too can slow down for the labour, walking around outside through the long , long hours of labour And watching a new dad MELT.. read more →

When I look back over the last few years and the over 70 births I have supported, I am hugely grateful to the amazing couples who have given me the privilege of sharing their wonderful birth journeys. I felt inspired to share what I have learnt! I am so grateful for all that “my mothers”.. read more →