In a brand new feature on midirs.org, leading figures from the world of midwifery will be taking over our website every couple of months to bring you bags of great content personally hand-picked by them.
This month, independent midwifery advisor, best-selling author and OBE Sheena Byrom has kindly found the time in her packed schedule to become our first guest editor.
Sheena has been a midwife since the 1970s, working in hospitals, birth centres and homes, and later becoming a consultant midwife and head of midwifery. She writes and lectures regularly on midwifery topics, chairs the Royal College of Midwives campaign for normal birth, and is a trustee of the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust and a patron of StudentMidwife.Net. Her book, Catching Babies, was released in 2011 to rave reviews.