I wanted it to be a little bit special when we told the girls about the pregnancy. This was not planned, I didn't think they had seen it coming, and I felt it could go either way: be taken really well or really badly. I knew there would be anxiety about mummy's attention being pulled … Continue reading Telling the Girls- The Rest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR-3P9zIMhM&t=14s Keeping it real with my holey nightie and messy lounge ❤ It's Tunes Tuesday, and until 4:30 this afternoon I had no idea what I was going to record. I could have let it go. I'm feeling a bit blocked up, had slept 4.5 hours in 36 hours and was pretty tired after night … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday- I Can’t Stand the Rain
I came to midwifery much later in life, beginning study at 30 years of age when my eldest was just 1, and graduating 5 years later when my youngest was just shy of 3. It was a gruelling path and I would not have stuck to it through all the trials, tribulations, sacrifice and anxiety … Continue reading Midwife Emerging.
Photo by Marcos Flores on Pexels.com I ended my first article on Catherine Bell's fantastic concept of a comprehensive, evidence-informed 'Birth Map' instead of a linear, poorly researched 'Birth Plan', with a plea to women everywhere: "Women, please. Embrace your power. Express your power. Don’t keep it hidden. This is your birth, your way. Knowledge … Continue reading More on Why Making a Birth Map Matters- a midwife’s perspective
Raisin toast and coffee, writing and rest, crystals and cards. This is what extreme self care looks like at my house today 🌷 I need to practice this today. Last night was a difficult shift with a beautiful labouring woman, for several reasons. I am very hard on myself, in a way I would not … Continue reading Extreme Self Care
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQS1gA-xslk If you like bloopers look out for Dee's facial expression at 2:46...It was take 4 and I wasn't doing it again! Well here we are, it's another Tuesday and I haven't blogged about something else since my last #tunestuesday offering, or the one before that (look at me go, experimenting with hashtags). On one … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday and an Update – “Tell Him”- Done Differently.
#midwifelife "How are you going here Mia?" my colleague asked me as we made our way from the building after knock off today. "I just sometimes feel like you don't always enjoy it, like you don't love it." I'm not surprised she thinks this. If she's read any of my blog for a start, that … Continue reading The loveliest thing happened today…
Christmas 2020 School holidays suck for writing. I barely managed to scrape in the last Tunes Tuesday at the last minute by the skin of my teeth. Since then, it's been the lead up to Christmas, full time parenting, and then, of course Christmas, which was lovely and boozy and very pleasant. Christmas Day was … Continue reading On Cautious Optimism
Click the link to watch the video 🥰 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=149515583605589&id=103325414891273 "Are you sure you're okay to drive home today Mia?" my colleague asked me as I stumbled through handover this morning. "Wind the windows down, please!" My window was down. The radio was blaring. I'd had black tea before I left. I had water. The only … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday 3- Walk The Line