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…

More Than Words?

What’s in a word? Words fill our lives; from the written word in books, newspapers, lists we make and emails we send; to the words we speak when we seek to communicate with our families, friends, work colleagues and sometimes strangers in a shop. It…

Mother’s Rights

The Human Rights Act (1998) sets out fundamental freedoms and rights we should all be entitled to. It is based on the principles of equality, fairness, dignity and respect. Since starting as a Student Midwife in 1999 this act has underpinned all government and health…

Mama Time

Mama time is a strange entity. Since I have become a mother there have been many times I have watched the clock. Minutes feeling like hours as I waited for a babe to sleep/feed/stop crying, doing everything I could to love and care for such…