My return to Midwifery.A sense of coming home.

To my surprise and delight there has been a sense of coming home.

After consideration, reflection and a damn good talking to I have decided to return to Midwifery.This is an update for those of you following my personal journey. Continue reading “My return to Midwifery.A sense of coming home.”

Reason number 9 to homebirth: Pets can attend.

Roosters and cats and dogs and horses are just a few of the pets who have shared some birth stories I have attended

40 Reasons to Homebirth
Reason Number 9: Pets can be there if you want.

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Reason number 8 to homebirth: Your other children can be present

Birthing at home means you are in the control seat and it is your decision who shall and who shall not be present

Reason number 8 to homebirth: your other children can be present.

Why on earth would you want children at a birth? Continue reading “Reason number 8 to homebirth: Your other children can be present”

Quitting: How I feel 2 weeks later

When we are stuffed up our emotional stuff is coming up.

2 weeks have passed since I decided to quit my job

I described the decision back then as an elite form of self care and that has proven truer each and every day. My mental health has returned to almost normal, whatever the hell that is. Let’s just say I am back to my baseline and the effect was rapid. Continue reading “Quitting: How I feel 2 weeks later”

That hospital smell: Reason number 25 to have a homebirth

The sense of smell has an intimate and direct control over our emotional and behavioural states

That hospital smell.

Reason number 25 to have a homebirth

In my post 40 reasons to have a homebirth I listed the hospital smell as one reason to consider in choosing a homebirth. Some of those who don’t like hospitals for will cite “That Smell” as the reason. “They just smell funny” “Like sick people”. Continue reading “That hospital smell: Reason number 25 to have a homebirth”

Reason number 32 to homebirth. Photos and videos wont be restricted.

You may be surprised to learn that there are restrictions, documented in writing, to your right to photograph or video a birth in hospital

40 Reasons to Homebirth
Reason Number 32: Photos and videos wont be restricted.

A picture does certainly tell 1000 words. That’s why we love them. Continue reading “Reason number 32 to homebirth. Photos and videos wont be restricted.”

Reason number 38 to have a homebirth. Baby wont be separated from you.

Who the hell in 2017 separates babies from their mothers?

Reasons to have a homebirth.

Reason Number 38: Baby will not be separated from mother.

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40 Reasons to have a homebirth. Some may surprise you.

Women have many reasons to choose homebirth.

40 Reasons to have a home birth

Have you ever wondered why women choose to homebirth?

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Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.

Parenting is a continuous series of decisions you must make for your child.

Instincts don’t lie. They are your soul talking, your inner voice and they are the reason you should ignore parenting advice. Including mine. Continue reading “Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.”

More new love! The birth of Mason.

Perfect in every way, Mason Lee joined the world on the 8th January 2017.

Mason is here!

Our family was blessed this week with the arrival of a new baby. As I posted last week we have been anticipated with much excitement the arrival the first born of my son Christopher and his partner Jorja.

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