Informed Choice

Can you standardise birth?

From the moment I read Childbirth Unmasked I became acutely aware that a woman’s innate power in birth had been usurped by a series of interventions and technological processes. Unfortunately the system designed to care for 1000’s of women, to prevent poor outcomes and ensure healthy mothers and babies, often fails to recognise the individuality… Read More Can you standardise birth?

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