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February 6, 2019

Everyday we make risk assessments usually without even knowing or really thinking about it.  How often do we cross the road 30 meters away from a zebra crossing because we have subconsciously assessed that the risk outweighs the benefits of having to walk that little b...

February 6, 2019

How many times have we heard peoples birth stories?  How often do women tell you "Well, my water's broke at midnight, we jumped in the car, a little while later my contractions started, Gosh, it stung a bit, anyway baby Joshua arrived after 7 whole minutes of pushing....

January 4, 2019

You've weed on the stick and you've told your friends, hopefully the sickness has died down and your little one is cooking nicely.  I know, let's open our Christmas presents in July!  

In years gone by it was never a question whether you would find out the sex of y...

November 23, 2018

With so much advice flying around it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.  As a midwife I have seen lots of changes in procedures, policies and recommendations - many of which can prompt eye rolling from those who have seen these changes come and go.

H...

October 1, 2018

For most of us having our first baby, we spend much more time contemplating the events ahead than we do with our subsequent children.  We lovingly pack our bag for the hospital and studiously put together play lists which are going to see us through.  Snacks are packed...

August 4, 2018

How can my partner help with breastfeeding? 

It’s quite well known that men see themselves as providers, protectors, and fixers. That’s their biological programming. So it was natural for me when I saw my partner waking up for the fifth time that night to feed our son,...

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