August 23, 2019

You know that nursery rhyme:

“Monday’s child is fair of face…”

Well, I’m a Saturday’s child, and if you can’t remember the rhyme it goes:

 “Saturday’s child works hard for a living”.

And boy! have I worked hard in so many ways.

I’ve always had a strong work ethic – before I...

July 30, 2019

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

Barbara Katz Rothman

This quote has been a guiding principle for me throughout my midwifery career and I’ve bee...

September 14, 2018

There's a lot in the news about birth trauma this week and it's true that too many women and families are being affected by trauma from their maternity experiences. This isn't because birth is terribly dangerous or that women aren't good at birth (they are) but often,...

May 30, 2018

Thoughts about labour during a walk in the woods...

May 22, 2018

If you've found my site because you're interested in KG Hypnobirthing you might like to know about the KGH Facebook group - it's open to anybody interested in hypnobirthing, whichever school you're following and whether you attend a class or not. 

One of the loveliest t...

March 9, 2018

In celebration of International Women's Day yesterday I did a quick video...

International Women's Day is a global celebration of the achievements of women across all areas of life but it's also a call to action, driven by collective efforts - not owned by one form of f...

February 25, 2018

So, I wanted to do a quick video to show the beautiful Women's PowerType Cards that I'll be supplying to clients taking part in the Transformational Coaching offer... But it was evening time and I couldn't get enough light for the laptop's webcam.

The only place that wa...

February 12, 2018

Anybody who knows me will realise that I'm not very comfortable in front of a camera.  Indeed, anybody who's taken one of my KGH courses probably knows that too because I always use it as an example of why most women prefer privacy when they are birthing - it's natural...

January 6, 2018

I'm on my way to London as I write this post.  I'm going to observe a KG Hypnobirthing teacher training course as I've been invited to become a trainer on these courses in the future which is very exciting and a great honour.   

As it happens the trainers I'm going to o...

December 27, 2017

I found myself in a little trance as I prepared the cauliflower cheese on Christmas Day.  I love the bit when I mix a little cornflour and milk - you know, when you can play with the beginnings of the sauce, making it stiffen if you strike it or stir it roughly then wa...

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