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Gatsby’s birth story

Gatsby Harper Mosley-Chalk was born on at 2pm on the 9th June, a Tuesday afternoon, in the birthing pool, in my living room, with my doula Hannah and my daughter Ava present. He weighed 9lbs 13. When he came out, … Continue reading

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Preparing the space

What a week. Always this week, leading up to the New Moon, is full of catharsis. And then the much needed energy of renewal and beginnings that the New Moon will bring. I’m feeling a little more focused and a … Continue reading

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thoughts on a doula

I’m coming to the end of my course work for the Doula course I did back in November, and starting to think about my final assigment, what form it will take (a felted painting? something written?) and where I will … Continue reading

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October country

Since I reclaimed the study as my craft room, I’ve been spending a great deal of time up here in this room of mine. I say mine, although it’s still a place for Howard to come and write, and work, … Continue reading

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a birth story

I first noticed contractions whilst we were watching Game of Thrones, on the 16th – a Tuesday evening. I didn’t think much about it. I’d been having contractions of varying intensity for three weeks, and these were no different really. … Continue reading

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birthing spaces

My dear friends are organising a Blessingway for me, and its made me think a little about the space we choose to birth in. (One of the elements of a Blessingway is sometimes to honour and bless the space where … Continue reading

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