Articles and posts on all things pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Topics include: pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, formula feeding, co-sleeping, any kind of sleep, newborn babies, newborn mothers, 4th trimester care, tongue-tie, silent reflux, attachment parenting, mothers mental health, PTSD, PND, birth trauma etc.
It shouldn't be the case that by sharing information about breastfeeding I feel like I am scaremongering those that formula feed. That is not my intention, and I don't think information about breastfeeding should be hidden to protect us from feeling guilty. We shouldn't feel guilty if we make informed choices for the best of our baby and family and Ourselves.Read More
Interview with a mother about her recent experience of hiring a doula for the birth of her daughter. "She was a guiding light"Read More
I don't want there to have to be a need for private doulas. Dream world scenario is that we have continuity of care, time to listen, more and better cared for staff...and so on.Read More
Interview with a father about his experience of birth as a teenager and what his expectations of using a doula would be.Read More
Interview with a mother of one child under the age of one. She speaks about her experiences in birth and her reservations about having a doula.Read More
Interview with a mother of two children in their thirties about the usefulness of doulas during birth.Read More
Why do we get monitored during labour? Duh. To check if the baby is OK. If their heart rate is normal, they are probably ok. Right?
But here is the issue with that premise: there has been no drop in the number of births with CP, not even when the lower rate of death rate of premature babies is taken into account. EFM has not prevented or reduced the thing it was meant to do.Read More
An interview with a 30 something dad of one about his experience of birth and the usefulness of doulas.Read More
This is us in the first 6 weeks. Sitting on the bedroom floor. Dressed! Next to me is an apple core, a box of cereal bars, 2 bottles of water, a green smoothie and breast pump.Read More
My thought as I put the book down was that it was so necessary to have all these words dedicated to the mother. And that if I had replaced my 3am panic forum scrolling with this book, I might have avoided a little bit of down time.Read More