Annette says: ‘You’re right Wintergreen, that not being able to use the pool for the birth “threw me” and that along with transition, I just gave up!! I didn’t realize all this until you wrote me, that this really was the turning point when everthing became unbearable. Next time …I also…

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Annette continues: ‘You’re probably right in that Christian’s head must have been a bit asynclitic, although this was not mentioned and apparently he was direct occiput anterior. He did have the cord around his shoulder. I think that the bradycardia just after the spinal/epidural was due to the anaesthetic rather than the cord…

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We’ve come to the last of the correspondence with Annette. We’ll begin on a discussion that occured over several months with a woman who works as a doula and wants her clients and others in her local area to use The Pink Kit (now known as Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation…

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In Jan 2007 we received this email from a woman who ordered a Pink Kit (now known as Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation Online Course) sometime previously. It’s vitally important that everyone begin to learn this new common body and birth language. This birthing woman discusses her birth in both the…

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The larger issues is how birth skills fit into all births. This has been our Trust’s approach. There’s so much to discuss. Some questions are: ‘What do you expect to happen during your baby’s birth?’ ‘What role do think you have during your baby’s birth?’ ‘Who is doing your birth?’…

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News travel fast and far particularly in the age of the Internet. We’ve been online since 2000 which is a long time online. And the Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation skills were developed in the early 1970s by hundreds of mothers and fathers. Word spreads and people get in touch. In…

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Accidents do happen or more like serendipity. I met a lovely man on a train. He was about to have his first baby with a woman who had two previous children. Apparently she had terrible birth experiences and desperately wanted a good experience. They purchased a Pink Kit Package (now…

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We received an email from a woman who is pregnant with her second child. Here is her story and my response as Trustee to Common Knowledge Trust and The Pink Kit (now known as Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation Online Course). Often these short emails end up with long conversations. Women…

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