Joy Johnston

Joy Johnston is an independent midwife in Melbourne, Australia, and editor of Birth Matters, the journal of the Maternity Coalition.

The Nesting Instinct

The nesting instinct takes a labouring woman into a quiet, unstimulating space so she can progress without interruption; it makes her cross when she is being hindered from doing the work she must do; and it will also allow her to change her plan, to move her nest, if she believes that is needed.

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