Posts Tagged ‘birth’

There is no 'right' way or place to give birth

Discussion about the ‘best’ place for women to give birth is ongoing today, with new guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) that state “45% of women are at extremely low risk of complications and may be better off giving birth elsewhere” (not in hospital). However, we need to remember there is no ‘right’ way […] Read more…

Exhausted

I am exhausted. Emotionally wrung-out. I am exhausted because my arms are empty. I am exhausted from trying to fill the void. I feel that I should be exhausted. I am a new mum. New mums are always exhausted, aren’t they? Instead of feeling exhausted because of caring for and nurturing my son, watching him […] Read more…

Skin-to-Skin with Hugo

While I was pregnant I imagined what the birth of my baby would be like. I envisioned hours of pain and exhaustion, with my proud partner by my side. This pain and exhaustion would all be worth it when my baby emerged, strong, healthy and crying. The pain and exhaustion would be forgotten the instant […] Read more…

Breaking the Taboo of Traumatic Birth

I am all for women feeling in charge, in control, empowered and able to make their own choices about where and how to give birth to their baby. But what happens when the mother has no choice? Yesterday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued draft guidance stating that “women experiencing a straightforward […] Read more…

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