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 hanging in my fallen arms as … Continue reading “I can see the fat on your body.”
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 is an opportunity for parents … 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 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 pretty healthy. Could be stronger, … Continue reading Surrender
Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up. -Pablo Picasso 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. We can’t help it. We’re … Continue reading Prioritising Creativity- why is it so hard?
To gain your own voice, you have to forget about it being heard.Allen Ginsberg 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 blogs in that time but it’s … Continue reading Ten minute tango
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 you are complete strangers from various … Continue reading Bloggiversary
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? A lovely lady who’d had a … Continue reading Being A Midwife: Part 2- Empowering Women.
Being a Midwife- Part 1: Expert in Normal Pregnancy, Birth and Childbearing or Night Nanny Nappy Changer?
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 conduct births on the midwife’s own … Continue reading Being a Midwife- Part 1: Expert in Normal Pregnancy, Birth and Childbearing or Night Nanny Nappy Changer?
“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 over the world, inviting them to … Continue reading A Little Warning
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