Postnatal Depression -Anniki’s Story

Anniki Somerville became a mother at the age of 40, her daughter Rae is now 4. Currently Anniki works for SELFISH MOTHER blogzine as super editor, is a co-founder of The Hotbed Collective and runs a market research agency called FAMILY AFFAIR which does consultancy…

What’s your story?

Just over eighteen years ago when I started my midwifery career, as a student midwife, women started to tell me their birth stories. The stories came from young and old, some women I knew well whilst others were virtual strangers, some were positive, others were…

Caesarean Birth

Think of birth. What do you envisage? The scene will be different for everyone and will have no doubt been set in your mind through conversations and experiences you have had, and images you have seen through television or the media. Women come to birth…

Postpartum Psychosis -Nina’s Story

Nina McCallig gave birth to Heidi, her first baby, in May 2016. Having had no previous mental health issues she was diagnosed with Postpartum Psychosis 8 days after Heidi’s birth and was sectioned under the mental health act. Nina agreed to be interviewed for this…

Driving in the Rush Hour

It had been a particularly busy day in work. As a Midwife I am used to managing a busy workload. It is my vocation to provide professional, evidence-based, individualised, women-centred care. The women in my care will always receive this and I will give them…