I am a fine-art photographer and mother based in the UK, creating Birth Undisturbed, an award-winning series staging scenes of childbirth. (www.birthundisturbed.com). All proceeds from clicks and tips go toward the next in the series.
There's Something that Should Happen in Every Birth, that You've Probably Never Heard Of
Today, most births take place in hospital—at least in the modern Western world. Only 50 years ago, most births took place at home, but now it’s typical to pack your bag for hospital and deliver your baby on a maternity ward.
The Four Radical Things the Queen Did in Her Last Birth
Royal homebirth has been in the press a lot lately. Both Kate Middleton and Megan Markle considered having their babies at home, and just their suggestion was poignant—Royal homebirth hasn't been the norm for decades.
What One Woman Said to this Doctor that Changed Childbirth Forever
On a rainy night in 1911, an English doctor is called to a woman in a slum in London. He parks his bicycle outside and enters to find a woman in labour. The room is lit by one candle, with the window broken, rain pouring in, and the bed with no proper covering. She's covered in sacks, accompanied by a neighbour, jug and basin.