Posts Tagged ‘mother’

Life After…My Childhood

I am honoured that Sian, whom fellow bloggers may know from The Potty Mouthed Mummy, has chosen to share the story of her childhood here, in the first Life After… guest post. After reading her sad yet so beautifully told story, I desperately wanted to give her a huge hug. Thank you, Sian, for being […] Read more…

Everyone Should Know About Pre-Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome

Pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome are life-threatening conditions that can happen in pregnancy. Thankfully they are rare, but they can and do kill women and babies. These illnesses nearly killed me, and they took the life of my much-loved baby son. I say this not to scare people, pregnant women especially. Pregnant women have enough to stress about. The […] Read more…

I Am A Frustrated Parent

This isn’t a post about how my life is ruled by the typical parenting frustrations: not being able to wee alone; lack of sleep; poonamis and projectile vomit and the like. I would love to be writing about these things. Yes, really. I am a frustrated parent, but not for the reason you may imagine. […] Read more…

The exclusive club that no one wants to join but that we would love to be able to leave

Once in a while someone else’s post comes along that makes me feel like they’ve looked into my head and written down my own feelings. This happens quite regularly with posts in the wonderful Still Standing magazine, which is written by people who have experienced all kinds of baby and child loss. It’s written by people who […] Read more…

The importance of balanced messages when talking about birth

My mind has been racing since a brief discussion on Twitter last night about helpful and unhelpful vocabulary in healthcare communication. The discussion stemmed from a Guardian article bearing the headline “Should pregnant women be encouraged to shun labour wards?”. The words used in the headline falls into the ‘unhelpful’ category. The article actually includes the […] Read more…

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