I'm a journalist, author, campaigner and charity CEO. I believe that women often get a raw deal in pregnancy, childbirth (and across their reproductive lives) and I'm working hard to change at least a little part of that.
These days I spend most of my time as chief executive of the human rights in childbirth charity Birthrights , writing freelance for The Pool, The Guardian (and others) as well as commenting on birth-related issues in the media. I became interested in birth and women's rights when I became a doula and these days I'm still a (very occasional) birth doula.
I live in a muddy field in deepest Kent with my two children, my husband and a motley crew of semi-useful animals.
My new book, Your No-Guilt Pregnancy Plan is being published by Penguin Life on 3 May 2018 and you can pre-order it now.