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15-04-2013, 14:12   #1
GOLDEN OLDIE
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Does anyone remember Pat Callis who ran Natural Childbirth Classes in Sheffield in the late 1960s?
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16-04-2013, 16:50   #2
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I remember a Miss Callis back in the late 70's who was a Nursing Officer in Midwifery at the NGH - probably the same lady ?
My memories of her were her being quite an eccentric but pleasant lady - long gone now I would imagine.
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Hi there. Just been having a tea and cake with both Pat and her sister Muriel. Both fit and well and loving life in the Peak District.
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12-10-2014, 17:17   #4
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I expect Pat Callis must be quite old now as its 42 years since my daughter was born. She helped me so much with a natural childbirth! It all went down hill after that!!!!!
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12-10-2014, 19:06   #5
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The grand old age of 82 and still very sprightly.
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19-10-2014, 11:36   #6
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Tell her I have always used the method of relaxation she taught for smears etc and other unpleasant female procedures!!!!
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23-10-2014, 19:59   #7
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The grand old age of 82 and still very sprightly.
Well - I'm very pleased to hear it !
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28-08-2017, 16:44   #8
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Does anyone remember Pat Callis who was a midwife in Sheffield in the 1970s and taught a method of pain free childbirth called Psychoprophylactis.
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20-10-2018, 09:30   #9
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Have just read the book by Pat Callis and her sister about their early life in Sheffield. Does anyone know if they are planning a further book which would incorporate Pats interest in Natural Childbirth?
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20-10-2018, 19:36   #10
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51 years since I attended Pat's classes on Nursery street, I remember them so well. Pat was a lovely lady. Will try to find a copy of her book can someone tell me it's title please?
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Have just read the book by Pat Callis and her sister about their early life in Sheffield. Does anyone know if they are planning a further book which would incorporate Pats interest in Natural Childbirth?
Would be interested in finding a copy of this book - where can I get one please?
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21-10-2018, 09:14   #12
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I have just finished reading it. Ordered it from Sheffield Libraries. Its called 'Life is what you make it' by Muriel and Pat Callis.
I went to classes in late 1971 at Ecclesall Parish Church Hall.
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21-10-2018, 11:18   #13
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Many thanks - I worked on Maternity when Pat Callis was there.
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21-10-2018, 12:07   #14
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I have just finished reading it. Ordered it from Sheffield Libraries. Its called 'Life is what you make it' by Muriel and Pat Callis.
I went to classes in late 1971 at Ecclesall Parish Church Hall.
Thank you will try to get hold of a copy. Miss Callis was a big believer in fathers being present at the birth something that not all maternity units allowed 50 years ago.
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22-10-2018, 10:03   #15
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I had the privilege to meet Miss Callis and her sister recently.
Books available on Amazon too.
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