Practice

From midwife to doula…

As I continued my doula experience, I noted something occurring, a process, a journey. I’m not sure there is an end place, but I am travelling a path that winds itself through my consciousness and being. “I have to accept the change within me and own it. I am evolving.” ………………………………………………………………………………….   Midwifery to me… Read More From midwife to doula…

Informed Choice

Choice and Control

National guidelines recommend that women be listened to within a culture of respect, in which she is in control (NICE, 2014). Well, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has just published its findings from the latest maternity survey, which asks women who have given birth in 2017 about their experiences of the maternity services, with responses… Read More Choice and Control

Self Care

Becoming a vegan

Earlier this year I made a conscious decision to make the transition to veganism. My good friend Danielle had just launched her vegan food van, and I had previously taken the 30 day vegan challenge some years ago, but apart from staying with soya milk I had fell off the wagon completely. Consumption of two… Read More Becoming a vegan

Self Care

Small habits to wellness

Journal entries… 12th January 2017 “Still feeling exhausted. Aching knees and ankles. Still finding my balance, thinking about the future and how to look after the family while looking after my mind and spirit. At the moment on days off I am feeling so tired that I don;t really achieve anything. On my work days… Read More Small habits to wellness

Self Care

My Morning Routine

Well, I did it. I managed to get up and actually do some yoga, and some meditation too. For seven days straight. My morning routine, which I seem to have slipped back into fairly easily,  is as follows… 5.50 – Alarm goes off – I have tweeting birds, which is not such a rude awakening.… Read More My Morning Routine