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  • 29 Oct 2013

    Five books to help you conceive

    There’s every chance that a woman or man you know well has experienced infertility. Perhaps you or your partner has. Though it is still a taboo subject, 1 in 6 couples in the UK experience difficulties conceiving – that’s about 3.5m people. There are many factors cited; more stress, toxic lifestyles, families planned later in life. Many of these factors point the finger of blame at the hopeful couple, adding to the stress and guilt at an emotional time. There are also the well-meaning but frustrating comments from people such as ‘just relax’, or the endless stories of someone they know who got pregnant when she went on holiday/gave up her job/stopped eating wheat/filled in adoption forms/delete as appropriate. […] more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14 Sep 2013

    5 Unique and Ethical New Baby Gifts

    Shopping for new arrivals is hard. Everyone is sure to have bought clothes, blankets and the obligatory teddies. Mum and dad no doubt have all the essentials covered too, so how does one go about choosing something a little different let alone something that is ethical, organic or sustainable on top of that. It’s a tall order, but we’ve come up with 5 beautiful, thoughtful and ethical gifts that are almost too good to give away. […] more

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