Routine GBS Screening in pregnancy not recommended.

GBS screening can cause more harm than good with large numbers of women unnecessarily receiving antibiotics.

Routine GBS screening is not recommended in the UK

Screening pregnant women for Group B streptococcus (GBS) is “not recommended” by the National Screening Committee (NSC) in the UK but remains common in Australia.

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Reason number 7 to homebirth. Students upon invitation only

This intensely private sexual spiritual event may not be one women want to share with students.

40 Reasons to Homebirth
Reason Number 7: Students upon invitation only.

Women have the right to decide who will and who will not be present at the birth of their baby. While this sounds like a fair and reasonable statement, in the public hospital system controlling who is on the room can be extremely difficult. Continue reading “Reason number 7 to homebirth. Students upon invitation only”

My husband wont let me have a homebirth.

It is not your husband/partner’s place to give or deny you permission to make decisions about your body.

MY HUSBAND WONT LET ME HAVE A HOME BIRTH

I write article in response to a post posted by a woman about her husband. He wont “let her have a home birth. My first unfiltered response is to get rid of the husband.

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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”

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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