The fundamental thing about your maternity care is this: the decisions are always up to you. Sometimes you may want to remind yourself of that! Hence these t-shirts, available at https://theonlinemidwife.com/t-shirts/

“You’re not the boss of me!” My little cousin used to say this to my big cousin and it made me laugh. In a midwifery context, I’ve wanted to make these t-shirts for a while. Wear one under your jumper, to remind yourself – or out and obvious, to remind your GP, midwife or doctor! They are £12 including p&p, and come in S, M, L and XL – a comfortable fit so you can labour in them if you want to! To be sure of the right one, check Sizings

Alternatively, you can buy a t-shirt gift certificate, empowering your friends not only with regard to their pregnancy, but also their choice of t-shirt slogan and size! Gift certificate provided by email within 2 days of payment.

Environmental and social justice ethics are pretty fundamental in my view (as a client once said to me, “I want to know my stuff has not been made by tiny hands”) so I’ve chosen local Yorkshire printers Fingerprints, who use an ethical t-shirt supplier to make good quality shirts for us.

Any profit from sales will go to making my care accessible to more women. And remember – you don’t have to be pregnant to tell the world “you’re not the boss of me” – I’ll be wearing the first one off the press myself 🙂