The children and young people around me are inspiring.
As parents we’re often concerned with our child’s physical development, and we panic when milestones are delayed or unmet. All healthcare workers are trained to tick these milestones off, and when we have to make a visit it’s the physical manifestation of development that is given a gold star, so’s to speak. But what if… Continue reading Assessing Ages and Stages
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
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
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