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February 10, 2019

Does your baby suddenly turn in to the Antichrist? Does it happen in the afternoon/evenings? With no warning? Are you left scrambling on mumsnet.com for any sort of tips to soothe your little monster and wishing that babies came with a volume control button? 

Around 25...

January 26, 2019

Don't they look so happy and comfortable......

Sorry about the terrible pun in the title. But after James Smith called out an Australian ‘’influencer’’ on her waist trainer use postnatally I just had to write a post on this trend too.

It seems half of Instagram has a wai...

January 16, 2019

When you get so used to your baby’s movement pattern it actually becomes worrying when you all of a sudden feel like baby is popping popcorn in your belly. That feeling of baby jumping every couple of seconds. 

At first it is funny, when you finally click that your...

January 11, 2019

Taking it back to an age old topic. Pooing in labour. The question every woman asks.

'Will I poo when I am pushing? I don't want to, its too embarrassing!"

Well if I had 10dhs for every time I have heard this question I'd be retiring already. So here is the truth. Most w...

January 6, 2019

Happy New Year people! I just had to start the new year calling out some of the bull I have read online recently….. aka a rant! Seriously though, let’s start the year as we mean to go on. With less crap information delivered in a fluffy way just to get likes or views o...

December 29, 2018

Your placenta is an amazing albeit odd looking thing. It is what sustains the life of your unborn baby. Most of you will have heard about it. But not many people know what it actually does, how it works, what it looks like or that you have to deliver it after the baby....

December 24, 2018

This year I am feeling very home sick. I just want to be with friends and family. To enjoy and celebrate and be at peace after a pretty rough year. However that is not part of a healthcare workers job. We don't get to choose when we work. The longer I do this job, the...

December 22, 2018

Let’s talk about sex, baby! (Sings Salt n Pepper to myself every time I hear those 5 words).

Why am I talking about sex in Christmas week? Well, it is the week midwives actually hate. Because everyone goes out, gets merry, has a really good time and 9 months later we ar...

December 13, 2018

I know, I know..... It isn't the nicest thing to think about, I guess it is still pretty  taboo for some. 

I have read so many posts and articles that don't even use the word VAGINA. So if it makes you cringe then I am sorry, but you should get used to it. You have...

December 6, 2018

“I can’t do this"

"I want to go home"

“I’ve changed my mind”

“I don’t want to do this anymore”

I am pretty sure most of you said or thought at least one of these things at one point during your labour. As midwives we generally like these moments in your labour. It usually...

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