human rights in childbirth

There is no such thing as an UNCO-OPERATIVE patient.

There is no such thing as an UNCO-OPERATIVE patient.

She was labelled “unco-operative” - in her labour, just afterwards and the label remained the following morning on the ward round....I was at her labour. I know what happened. 

She was not un-co-operative. She is not a piece of property to manage. She was primal in her labour as every woman should be.  

Dignity is a basic human right in Childbirth too

 Dignity is a basic human right in Childbirth too

I have seen racism, rudeness and force by the head of departments. I have seen disregard for consent. I have seen midwives joke and poke and stare at various vulva’s when the mother is conscious and her head is behind the screen in preparation for a caeserian section.

Don't Let Them Take Your Newborn!

Don't Let Them Take Your Newborn!

When a mother embraces her newborn baby, her third child to her chest with deep loving affection and relief, a few minutes old and you witness the most precious time in a life, and she says "this is the first time I am seeing a newborn"...you wander what is so wrong with the system that she did not have this with her first 2?