I'm a journalist, author, campaigner and charity founder. I believe that women often get a raw deal in pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood (and across their reproductive lives) and I'm working hard to change at least a little part of that.
I became interested in birth and women's rights when I became a doula nine years ago. I now spend time as a Trustee of Birthrights - the human rights in childbirth charity that I co-founded in 2013. I also run writing courses for birth workers and mothers, consult on a range of exciting, ethical projects, work as a freelance journalist and author and comment on parenting and women’s health issues in the media. You can occasionally twist my arm to do some doula work too.
My latest book, Your No-Guilt Pregnancy Plan was published by Penguin Life in 2018. You can also buy my little book, Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter or listen to my Guardian Shorts audiobook, All That Matters, narrated by Rachel Pickup.
I live in a muddy field in deepest Kent with my two children, my husband and a motley crew of semi-useful animals.