November 13, 2018

Think of the last movie or tv programme you watched where a woman gave birth. You most probably saw her on her back. Legs up. Screaming at a Doctor dressed in scrubs…. Maybe something a little like this.

This position is more commonly known as ‘Lithotomy’. This position...

November 8, 2018

So I had promised a blog post about forceps maybe 2 months ago and then I got stupidly busy and I didn’t get round to it….. I read a post recently about how forceps should be considered a good thing. I mean, the message was a bit jumbled but ultimately the truth is som...

October 21, 2018

If there are two things that perfectly demonstrate the strength of women, it is their ability to grow and birth children and their athletic prowess. Both spectacularly challenging in their own right. 

As more and more women taken the athletic and sporting worl...

October 16, 2018

I am a little late with this post. Apologies for that. But I did light my candle at 10pm Dubai time and left it overnight (probably not so safe so maybe don’t do this).

I lit my candle in memory of all those babies who couldn’t stay with those who loved them so dearly....

October 1, 2018

This week's story comes from my bestie Rachel. She is a baby making machine in my eyes. How she doesn't have a rugby team yet is beyond me... although she is making a strong start and I still reckon a fourth child will pop out She has 3 very gorgeous and cheeky boys (p...

September 23, 2018

Beautiful Aurelia 

The Gorgeous Meneghello Family

Happy Sunday folks… 

Sunday story time this week comes from a very special lady. I had the absolute privilege of being her mentor for a while. She was an awesome student midwife. I knew that when I wasn’t in the room for...

September 22, 2018

(Picture from Patti Ramos)

Do Midwives and Doulas even get on? I guess there is a misconception here and when you ask most people, their answer is no, not so much. It is not uncommon to hear a Midwife groan and see her eyes roll so hard they almost roll out of her head...

September 6, 2018

Epidurals… One of everyone’s favourite things to demonise. Have we all become so obsessed with natural birth that any form of pain relief is the work of the devil? It sometimes feels that way. 

When women come in to the labour ward many of them have birth plans that do...

September 2, 2018

This week we have Abby's birth story with her second baby Martha. This being her second induction of labour she knew what was going to happen and was lucky enough to have a good lead midwife to discuss her options with. 

It's really good to hear stories of midwives and...

August 27, 2018

This weeks story is a little different. It has kindly been shared from a Midwifery colleague. We trained together at University and worked together at Royal Oldham Hospital (This is where I trained too, so much love for the Midwives here). Have you ever wondered what i...

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