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
"I thought about booking a holiday at Hervey Bay too! But then my boss told me that's where people go to retire and die-so I didn't..." Not a bad place to retire and die My wonderful hairdresser shared this gem with me when I mentioned hubby and I were looking forward to 3 glorious child-free … Continue reading Road Trip
When I hear people (sorry, I mean girls and women, I never hear this from men) discussing their meal choices ("I had a lovely steak last night, with the pepper sauce on the side and salad instead of chips...") , their latest diet dilemmas ( "I really want to try that doughnut... but I can't, … Continue reading Why Weight?
I caught up with a very cool friend today. She's someone whose company I really enjoy yet we hardly ever see each other. Ah, life. At least now since we moved house we're only minutes away from each other so perhaps making the effort will be easier. What I really appreciate about her is her … Continue reading No B.S.
Disclaimer: all midwifery-related posts change key details to protect privacy and preserve anonymity. She was a new mum of only a few hours, recovering from an elective caesarean section at 38 weeks. I have taken handover for 5 mothers and 4 babies in my care for my shift. We have approximately 10 minutes to hand … Continue reading Snippets from the maternity ward
It's 10:17 on Father's Day. I'm in bed, mild hangover easing as the coffee works its magic. My darling husband is cleaning up the kitchen after having friends over yesterday and I'm aware I should be doing that, considering the nature of the day. But if I did that I couldn't get online and enrol … Continue reading Fathers’ Day
It has been missing for so long. I forgot what it feels like, to be so excited about something you literally cannot wait to get started. Perhaps the last time I felt like that was when I started studying midwifery...8 years ago. Inspiration came out of the blue yesterday, through a fairly unlikely source. Dad. … Continue reading Inspiration
Well this is exciting! The last time I blogged regularly was over a decade ago. I blogged about my adventures living and loving in London and then in France as a twenty-something single Aussie girl searching for ... what? Searching for her way forward after seven years in a disastrous relationship that ended in heartache … Continue reading The Beginning, Again.