Bradford Volunteer Doulas: interview with Aliya Fazil

  This month, Maternal Matters interviews the wonderful Aliya Fazil, Mum and Bradford Volunteer Doulas Project Manager.   Aliya tells us about the project and how her own experience of good support inspires her work.  Thanks Aliya! Firstly, for those … Continue reading


Maternal Matters interviews Viv Gray: midwife and Birth Companions trustee

In advance of Birth Companions‘ launch of the Birth Charter for women in prisons next week, Maternal Matters is delighted to squeeze in an interview with busy lady Viv Gray, trustee of Birth Companions, independent midwife, mum-to-two and gran-to-one – … Continue reading

Because their lives matter: are midwives prepared for receiving more refugees?

I was a student midwife in the mid-nineties when I met her. She lay motionless, staring blankly at her new arrival, on a bed in the postnatal ward at the central London teaching hospital where I undertook my clinical placements. … Continue reading