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Childbirth: It’s time to stop the fear-mongering!

My initial reaction to Claire Harvey’s article; Childbirth: Why are we going back to the medical Middle Ages? (The Daily Telegraph, July 31st 2016) was one of anger and frustration. Here we go again, I thought. Yet ANOTHER article...

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Why I became a childbirth educator

In two weeks, my son – my firstborn – turns seven. There is a photo that my husband took only a few hours after he was born, where my baby boy and I are staring into each other’s eyes....

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Stop shaming our plus size mamas!

Pregnancy can be tough. Tough on our bodies. Tough on our emotions. Tough on our relationships. Giving birth to our children is the biggest physical and emotional rollercoaster we will ever go on in our lifetime. Now imagine going...

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Mother Nature’s Clock

Many of you will remember the classic children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The little caterpillar grew and grew and grew (a bit like our growing bellies in pregnancy!) then the caterpillar became a chrysalis and...

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