Archive for April, 2013

  • Birth Trauma: “Open it up and spit it out”

    I'm just back from the annual MAMA conference -a joyful two days spent with midwives, doulas, birth educators and other interested parties - a plethora of brilliant and informed speakers and much to think about.  However, there were also some challenges, particularly one as I was leaving the beautiful Assembly Rooms at the end of the first day.  Chatting with the cabbie who was driving me back to my hotel he asked what I was doing in Edinburgh and I explained about the conference.  He asked if it was mainly women attending, saying that if birth was done by men they