ABOUT RUTH AND ‘BORNSTROPPY’
Ruth Weston, BornstroppyBiog:
Ruth Weston mother, business woman, lactivist. Ruth is the mother of five children, four born at home and in water. She liked her waterbirths so much she took over Aquabirths as a small Yorkshire birth pool hire firm 15 years ago.
Since then she and her husband have grown the business, now, with midwives and doulas, designing pools and soft furniture for the NHS and around the world.
Ruth is passionate about women having good care and a good birth: she set up ‘Choices in Childbirth’ childbirth group in her home 14 years ago which became a network of similar groups across Yorkshire and beyond with a regular monthly E-newsletter which you can subscribe to.
Ruth helped set up the MSLC in Bradford and Airedale and became its first chair. Ruth is now turning her considerable determination and energy to the delivery of continuity of midwifery carer and the reform of regulation for midwives – structural reforms she believes necessary for the delivery of humane maternity care for women.
For 25 years now I’ve been campaigning along side others to improve women’s experience of childbirth. Part of my work has been to provide the means and equipment for better birthing experiences: that may be knowledge and training or it may birth room equipment.
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