A week in the life

This week has been a very special week for me as an IM, and I was very honoured and privileged to receive third place in the BJM Community Midwife of the Year awards. It was a spectacular evening hosted by the British Journal of Midwifery and a real highlight in the midwifery year; a time […]

The Midwife’s Bookshelf: Waterbirth

Currently on my bedside table: Waterbirth by Milli Hill Most hospitals now offer water immersion and waterbirth as an option for women. The hospital I trained at even has one available for women to use on its consultant-led labour ward (although I have to say that I hope it is being used more now than it […]

Sharing the Skills: The Pinard

I have two expectations when a student comes to spend some time with me: 1. That they have read Ina May 2. That they are prepared to learn how to use a Pinard (if they are not already practised) When we think of all the technological advancements that have been made in pregnancy and childbirth, […]