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  • 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

  • 11 Sep 2013

    Reflexology works

    As a trained reflexologist, I was delighted to hear that recent research found reflexology to be as effective as painkillers. Whilst I was practising, I often came across the opinion that reflexology had, at best, a placebo effect, and was, at worst, total mumbo jumbo. I have had conversations with friends during which I tried my best to describe how it worked only to be met with disbelieving stares. So research like this is always timely for alternative and complementary medicine practitioners. Whilst it doesn’t answer all the questions around reflexology, it certainly indicates that under controlled conditions, reflexology stands up to the test. […] more

  • 16 Jul 2013

    Abandoned Birth

    Something is happening that nobody wants to talk about. Pregnant women and their babies are being badly let down, and often endangered, by a service that encourages these women to entrust it with their lives. Far from the overly medicalised, high-intervention hospital births that have come to represent the vast majority of births in the UK; countless women are birthing alone in their homes, abandoned by their midwives. […] more

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