Being Black and Birthing in the West

Being Black and Birthing in the West

One of the legacies of colonisation, and the continued colonisation of different groups of people, is the deliberate throwing away of cultural heritage and knowledge. When I was younger, actually even now, my mum would talk about fish. ‘I dream a fish’, she’d say. We...
Induction Voices

Induction Voices

Autonomous responsible midwives who assist parents to have their babies in gentle, holistic ways are very fortunate in the vast majority of cases to see the beauty and perfection of spontaneous, physiological birth. If our clever hands are needed we use them...
MIDWIFERY WALKS: Elizabeth Thompson Walk

MIDWIFERY WALKS: Elizabeth Thompson Walk

Elizabeth Thompson was a midwife practising in and around Kendal in the mid- to late 17th century. A diary, kept from 1669 to shortly before her death in 1675, lists the births she attended and the places where those births took place. The main walk will visit some of...
Bearing Different Risks

Bearing Different Risks

Thank you to Caitlin Stobie, PhD Candidate from the English Department at Leeds University, for this guest post about a fascinating collaboration between historians and midwives. Check out the Facebook event for more...

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