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  • 26 Sep 2013

    Birth Trauma In Men

    When my second child was born, just under 14 months ago, I went through many months of misery as a result of an abandoned homebirth. I was left, alone, without the help of my midwives who had declared me not in true labour a few hours earlier and who were unable to return in time due to “staff handover”. In the end, a shaky paramedic looked on as I birthed my daughter myself on the dining room floor. Even now, it can be painful looking back. As a supporter of homebirth and freebirth, I feel strongly that being abandoned in transition contributed to my birth trauma, months of anger and anxiety and a lingering feeling of failure. […] more

  • 23 Sep 2013

    Why I don’t like breastfeeding

    This is a really difficult subject to write about. I’m no Kathryn Blundell, so you won’t find general vitriol and made up stories about crazed breastfeeders here. In fact, I have breastfed both of my children and am still feeding my youngest at 13 months with no intention of stopping before she’s ready. So, it would probably surprise a lot of people to know that I really don’t like it and am sort of looking forward to the day my little one weans… I can’t pretend that we’ve had a rough ride. […] more

  • 20 Sep 2013

    Raising baby on a budget

    Modern inventions have given us some truly amazing things, from washing machines to tiny palm sized computers with access to all the knowledge available to mankind at the push of a button. Quite often, however, various gadgets that are designed to make life more convenient are not so helpful, or good for us, as we might think and this is never truer than gadgets designed for babies and parents. Here, we look at 5 modern inventions that you really don’t need to waste your money on. […] more

  • 19 Sep 2013

    Baby’s Heartbeat in Labour

    Within Derby maternity services, when a woman has her 'booking in' appointment she will receive NHS information about birth options. These A4 brochures come under the umbrella title, 'Information for Women' and include a variety of topics. The four page booklet, 'Listening to your Baby's Heartbeat in Labour' is intended to offer guidance regarding different types of fetal monitoring throughout labour and birth. Immediately, what is striking about this information is it makes the assumption that all women need regular monitoring throughout labour and this is not presented as an optional procedure. […] more

  • 15 Sep 2013

    Win washable nappies at Fill-Your-Pants.com

    WE’VE TEAMED UP WITH the lovely people at Fill-Your-Pants.com to give you the chance to win your own supply of fabulous reusable nappies by Charlie Banana. Fill-Your-Pants.com has a huge choice of reusable nappies available online. Charlie Banana nappies are the latest addition to the range. […] more

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