Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com These are the exact words uttered by my 6 year old straight shooter as she watched me get dressed a couple of days ago. "I can see the fat on your body mummy." What. The. HELL? My head snapped to face her, mouth agape in disbelief. My dress lay … Continue reading “I can see the fat on your body.”
Photo by Kamille Sampaio on Pexels.com There is a unique pain that comes from preparing your heart for a child that never comes.David Platt I wasn't going to share our story today. I simply wanted to write a short blog to recognise International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, on October 15th every year. It … Continue reading Number 3 Who Wasn’t Meant To Be
Your greatest responsibility is to love yourself and to know that you are enough.-Unknown Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com I give up. I'm over 70 kilos, 1.63cm and I'm not comfortable in my clothes, and more importantly, I'm not comfortable under my skin. My self esteem ebbs and flows but I think it's generally … Continue reading Surrender
Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.-Pablo Picasso Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com Go to any mothers group get together (and maybe fathers groups too, but I wouldn't know) and much of the conversation revolves around our little ones and their latest achievements and blossoming talents. … Continue reading Prioritising Creativity- why is it so hard?
To gain your own voice, you have to forget about it being heard.Allen Ginsberg Photo by Kat Jayne on Pexels.com I've had 6 days off in a row, and now I'm back to work, with 10 minutes to write something before the alarm goes off. I really should have been able to write a couple … Continue reading Ten minute tango
Photo by Andre Furtado on Pexels.com I'm 2 days late, so we have to pretend it's still October 1st, and I'm celebrating 1 month of renewed blogging. Yaaaaaay! 1 month, 11 blogs, 137 visitors, 468 views, and 20 whole followers! I know most of you reading this are dear friends and family, but some of … Continue reading Bloggiversary
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com So Being a Midwife Part 1 has established that midwives are not professional night nannies or nappy changers. I'm pretty sure most people do actually know that, so I can't help but wonder so many women and partners seem to think this is a critical part of our job? … Continue reading Being A Midwife: Part 2- Empowering Women.
Photo by Rene Asmussen on Pexels.com I am a midwife, and I am proud to call myself a midwife. According to the International Confederation of Midwives a midwife is a "responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to … Continue reading Being a Midwife- Part 1: Expert in Normal Pregnancy, Birth and Childbearing or Night Nanny Nappy Changer?
"I'm putting on my brave pants."
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com "You do know," my husband said slowly, picking his words, "that you have to be careful with this." Yes, I know. Today I plucked up some extra courage and sent the link to the first blog 'The Beginning, Again' to a number of personal friends and family friends all … Continue reading A Little Warning