The Marvellous Mary Cronk

Mary Cronk MBE is a legendary British midwife, who worked, taught and campaigned to provide women with choices for their birth, with continuity of care, vaginal breech birth, VBAC and so much more. She carried on lecturing until her 80th year and although she has never written her memoirs (I understand her friend and colleague Joy Horner is going to be doing so with her!) there are many videos of her available online. She is a fantastic person for pregnant mamas to learn from, as well as midwives and doulas – her assertiveness phrases are legendary in themselves. Watch, ponder and learn….

Women do not fail

Assertiveness Phrases


Mary was once my mum’s midwife, so I grew up knowing her name, without knowing anything of her fame. 🙂

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