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…

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…

Motherhood and My Self

Self – “A person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action” (Oxford English Dictionary, 2016) As young person  I was always very aware of and happy with my sense of ‘self’. I knew that I…

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…

Welcome

Welcome to Birthing Mamas Blog! This blog is under design and will soon be up and running with posts about pregnancy, birth and beyond!