trained as an ante-natal teacher for the National Childbirth
Trust and worked for them and for the NHS in outreach
groups for disadvantaged women, for seven years, leaving
totake up herbal medicine.
pioneered the hire of the TENS machine as
a safe, drug-free form of pain relief in labour over twenty
for the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters is entitled
‘Childbirth and the use of Herbs in Early Modern