Giving birth is a monumental undertaking for the human body and the healing that follows should be respected. However, after my own experience I feel that there is so much emphasis put on physical healing and not nearly enough dedication is funnelled towards mental or emotional healing which is just as important if not more … Continue reading What helps healing after birth?
Marriage is defined as "the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship". To Christians, marriage is between the two people and God. To other people marriage is just a piece of paper - which in the material sense I suppose it is. We are not religious and we … Continue reading Why marriage matters
The world over knows the Pampers brand, but just because it is worldwide and popular is it the best? I decided that the best way to find the right nappies for my son was through trial and error so I bought nappies from all over. In the UK, all our supermarkets have in house brand … Continue reading Which nappies to buy for newborns
Ah pregnancy. The mystical experience women endure to produce tiny humans. Films make it look like a flawless experience with glowing skin and gorgeous hair and mothers often describe it as "wonderful". Now don't get me wrong. I love my kid and I would go through the whole damn thing again and push him out … Continue reading Top ten things not to say to a pregnant woman
People are different and people need different kinds of support but I'm pretty sure I speak for most new parents when I say that we are all generically tired and shouting out (or whispering) for our friends and family to step up. Now I'm a fairly independent person and with my husband working 12 hours … Continue reading How to support someone who has just had a baby
After my son was born I joined a group on Facebook where first time moms could support one another through navigating pregnancy, birth, postpartum life and so on. A community of women offering support where they could and strength where it was needed - obviously there were the thorns, the ones that beat each other … Continue reading Why equal parenting is important
There are two answers to this; 1. Yes 2. Of course Babies of the fur variety have special places in our lives. They are part of our families. Obviously if an animal poses a real threat to an infant, considerations need to be made but animals do not have to be booted out just because … Continue reading Can cats and babies coexist?
You know how people always say that nothing prepares you for having children except for having a child? People seem to move through levels of tending to a plant, then having a pet or pets. I personally had three cats and a step child from the age of two years old and still this saying … Continue reading The first six weeks after birth
This is not a document supported by science or coming from someone who has given birth in every manner of ways - I have birthed but one singular human and I did so in water. Having said that, I can't imagine giving birth anywhere else but in water. The build up to my arrival in … Continue reading What is water birth like?
When I was 18 and invincible (as you are), I used to hurl my guts up in agony and be unable to stand from the pain ripping through my uterus. I figured I just pulled the short straw of period roulette and would ride out the worst days of the cycle hiding in a duvet … Continue reading Infertility and PCOS