It’s Not Either/Or

It’s Not Either/Or

I had a phone consult with an interstate twin mama during the week and was once again struck by the risk-based and fear-based care happening out there. “My priority is healthy babies and healthy mum”, doctor’s reply to this pregnant twin mother who was making...
5 Tips to Avoid Unnecessary Intervention

5 Tips to Avoid Unnecessary Intervention

Since releasing my birth story into the world last week, I’ve been asked many times, how I was able to birth my twins without an epidural, without manual extraction of Twin B (yes, that’s a thing), and why I was “allowed” to have a vaginal breech birth (among other...
I am NOT lucky

I am NOT lucky

Lucky? Lucky? You think I’m ‘lucky’ for having the birth that I did? Hmm, let me unpack this a little bit for you. Having to travel over two hours to birth simply because I had twins. Lucky? Attending my first hospital appointment with my twins to find out that an...
You are not smug

You are not smug

I read an article the other day, which irked me beyond comprehension. This article labeled women who prepare for a natural birth, or who want a positive experience of birth as smug. It also suggested that these women were intentionally putting their babies at risk in...