Catherine Bell trained as a doula and breastfeeding educator, as much to learn about Mothering as to be able to support others.  She is a birth advocate and consumer representative, with a keen focus on communication. As The Birth Cartographer she authored The Birth Map: boldly going where no birth plan has gone before.  She lives on Feral Farm, in South East New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four homeschooled children. In her spare time she is undertaking a PhD.