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
Sara is feeling depressed. It’s been a long day, and she just met another mother who looks like she has it all together. She said her baby sleeps through the night, she has lots of people cooking for her, and she is back at the gym losing her baby weight. Sara has no help,… Continue reading There Is NO Perfect
Group B Strep can cause devastation to parents, and is an incredibly sensitive topic. Our intense need to make things better for ourselves and others can work miracles in preparing for challenges and avoiding harm, and is an inherent blessing to humanity. So many areas in life are poorly studied that it can sometimes be… Continue reading Group B Strep (GBS)
The conception of a child can be all the more precious when it reconnects us to a sense of the sacred in our every day lives. We welcome not just a body, but a soul The following dua can be read to conceive a child: “Rabbi La Tazarni Fardaw Wa Anta Khairul Waritheen” (Surah Anbiya… Continue reading Conscious Conception
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
There’s rarely an in-betweeny birth. It’s usually all peace and joy (as raw as it may have been), or we remember it with a pain and gloom that can put us into depression at the flick of a thought. And the emotional journey is not always about how we gave birth, though that can certainly… Continue reading How Do We Experience Birth?
These were my children’s hints and tips for birth around 3-5 years ago…will have to ask them for updates: Don’t cut the cord until the placenta is born Have skin to skin. Make a comfy, homely environment. Make a plan and visualise it. Have a clear mind, away from negativity (no stress). Co sleep Don’t… Continue reading Doula Children