It’s my signature poem although I actually can’t take all the credit for this one!
It was a collaboration between Kati Edwards (that’s me!) and the award winning Manchester based spoken word artist Ben Mellor.
At first, I was worried it was too contentious, but it turns out it’s the truth!
“Because birth happens best when it’s undisturbed
When it’s dark and it’s quiet and it’s unobserved”
As a society, we are not respecting the process of birth. We are creating more problems that need to be solved.
I was grateful to have performed this poem to Ina May Gaskin herself at an International Conference in Norway: Women’s Right’s In Childbirth: Take Back Control!
Feel free to get your mits on this gorgeous natural birth poster to inspire all those who read it.