*Choosing Cesarean: A Natural Birth Plan, co-written with Dr. Magnus Murphy, is published by Prometheus Books (New York) in February 2012. Read pdf BOOK FLYER here.
*The 21st Century Motherhood Movement: Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How to Do It, edited by Andrea O’Reilly and published by Demeter Press (Canada) in May 2011, contains my chapter, Surgery is a Natural Birth Plan for Many Women: The organization electivecesarean.com.
I am a journalist and writer with a personal and professional interest in cesarean deliveries, particularly those that are planned and/or chosen by women. In 2004, I decided to do something about the negative portrayal of elective cesarean deliveries, and began work on my website - www.electivecesarean.com - with the aim of examining the specific risks and benefits of planned versus emergency surgery, and explaining why cesarean delivery is a legitimate birth decision. The website went live in February 2006 and later that year I moved to the USA after 5 years as a broadcast journalist and producer with BBC News in London. In 2008, I co-founded the Coalition for Childbirth Autonomy (CCA) and in July 2009, moved back to the UK. Our beautiful baby daughter Charlotte and son Jack were born in September 2007 and May 2009, both by cesarean delivery.
Media and Campaign Work:
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“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you and then you win.”
Attributed to Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)