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Fevers

Fevers are an ongoing topic of discussion amongst mothers. There’s a well-acknowledged level of fear amongst both parents AND medical professionals, that if the sweet stuff isn’t administered, Something Bad Might Happen. The most common fear is febrile seizures, but NICE guidelines state they DO NOT PREVENT febrile seizures: https://www.nice.org.uk/donotdo/antipyretic-agents-do-not-prevent-febrile-convulsions-and-should-not-be-usedspecifically-for-this-purpose So what we basically have… Continue reading Fevers

birth · motherhood

Thank you for my Trauma

There’s a fascinating phenomenon in medical care when patients actually thank their Doctors for causing iatrogenic damage: Definition of iatrogenic :  induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures We are all cultured to be ‘good’ service users, trusting the protocol in place and handing our bodies (and our baby’s… Continue reading Thank you for my Trauma