Guin and Phil – My Beautiful Blessingway

Guin and Phil – My Beautiful Blessingway

Then Liz put out some coloured paper and pastels on the kitchen table and asked everybody to make a mandala or picture with messages or images suggesting a good birth. Everyone enjoyed getting creative with this. We put the pictures up on the wall in the lounge and...

Guin and Phil – Birth Story

This story really starts with my own birth. I was my mother’s first child, and despite the 1970s hospital setting she birthed me without medical assistance – she tells me I ‘popped out like a champagne cork’ as the July day dawned. My own birth gave me the body wisdom...
Antonia and Richard

Antonia and Richard

I have been very blessed to have met a wonderful man, whose father is married to a very dear friend of Liz’s. Pat and Geoff had always spoken about this force of nature, this “Birth Mother” who is passionate about natural, non-medicalised birth and who is the most...
Jess and Paul

Jess and Paul

I had my first child Eleanor who is now 3 at home helped by 2 wonderful London Birth Practice independent midwives Mal and Elke. It was a powerful and amazing experience. When I moved to Oxford 8 weeks pregnant, my first action was to try and find another independent...
Belinda and Tony

Belinda and Tony

When I fell pregnant with my first son, James, I assumed all I’d need to know about pregnancy and birth I’d be told by my (NHS) midwives, including the best way to give birth. I wanted to have a natural birth, drug free that was the best for my baby and just hoped I’d...