October 16, 2018

Bullying articles normally aim themselves at those being bullied, speak of how it makes them feel, and how they can try and deal.

Well not this one.  This one is aimed at the bullies.  Whoever we are.

Is it me?  Is it you?  Is it us?

Just in case - read on!


May 15, 2018

Recently while doing some research into depression and anxiety I came across a couple of very interesting YouTube clips and a very interesting article. 

All about our brain, our gut, chronic inflammation (think cytokines) and the interaction between.

For a while now...

February 24, 2018

When women become pregnant a massive amount of change occurs. These changes are under the influences of hormones; stimulated, secreted, and received, in fine balance to moderate women’s systems and enable the pregnancy to continue and thrive.

Prolactin and progesterone...

February 15, 2018

Our rural midwifery and maternity services are under duress and we risk loosing more and more midwives!

Checkout the two Radio New Zealand interviews over the last couple of days.


January 6, 2018

With everything else that tells us of life

We get pain with labour not just with strife

The uterus pulls and pushes and clamps

A woman sighs quietly, dances or rants

The cervix gives to the stretch over time

We can feel crazy, tearing, sublime

Visceral, somatic, the bull at...

December 15, 2017

A midwife bowls up regardless of plans

I'll take this I've got this

You're now in my hands

We're here on my turf in my space and time

Let's get this thing done

To delay is a crime

Examine the facts and lay out the scene

Let's turn down your noise 

I'll feel more serene

Sit up n...

December 10, 2017

Cultural safety for Māori is more than just the extension of generosity towards Māori regarding their cultural needs. It is more than ‘allowing’ more than 1 person in the room with a labouring woman because she identifies as Māori. It is more than asking ‘do you want t...

December 10, 2017

She books late and reeks of the booze

Left it so late she can’t really choose

To make amends or adjustments

To stop or to start

Someone times she just wishes with all of her heart

That she was better, more clever, more good and more right

That in life she won’t be for her ba...

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