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Baby massage is just as much for mothers

In addition to the benefits of massage for the baby, I have seen the effects on a mother. Mothers are just as delicate as their babies and a brief, gentle, collective experience is vitally important in the early months. Usually by the end of my class both myself and...

Birthworker Excellence Marie Maytreearch

In life you and another person may cross paths for one or more reasons. You could both be approaching a cross road or be travelling in the opposite directions where you eventually meet midway only to continue past one another. My life is full of those moments....

Excellence Series Prof. Sasha Turner

Sasha Turner is an Associate Professor of History at The Quinnipiac University. Professor Turner has written one of the most important up to date books on women, history and reproduction Contested Bodies. At a time when maternal experiences of obstetric violence and...

Excellence Series Midwife Elsie Gayle

Elsie Gayle is an independent midwife and has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Wolverhampton for her outstanding contributions in her field of work. She has been a midwife for over 30 years and I have had the pleasure of not only meeting Elsie,...

Sometimes Motherhood…

If I can be completely honest the journey from pregnancy to birth isn’t always roses. The journey from singlehood, to parenthood fusioned with back to back pregnancies and being born a new parent each time whilst trying to figure it all out and hold it all...

Nutrition and food: Broccoli

Lately I’ve been enjoying broccoli. I’ve desired it regularly since having my last son and it’s in most of our meals. Broccoli actually is a versatile vegetable. We’ve had it at every meal. A simple tip is that you can enjoy the stalk in different meals and use the...

Lorrelle’s homebirth story

  My birth story starts in quite a boring way actually. It was 11am and I was lying in bed relaxing and watching YouTube videos when I felt a small gush of fluid making a little patch on the bed. I quickly jumped up and hobbled to the bathroom with my knees...

Nikita’s birth experience

It takes a while to really find your rhythm when it comes to blogging. I tend to lean on a reflective, analytical and informative approach. Sometimes I don’t want it to be light, flowery and emotive in a positive way. Also sometimes it can be hard to find guest...

Responsive parenting: That they may be one pt 1

Are you pregnant or a new mum? Have you wondered if you’d understand what each cry your baby made meant or means? Have you just fed your baby and then put him or her down only to find they begin crying again… So you pick them up and then they calm down. Have you ever...