Why Telling a Positive Birth Story Makes you a ‘Smug Mummy’.

Almost 11 years ago I gave birth to my firstborn. I had planned a home waterbirth, however after 2 days of latent labour and 16 hours of active labour at home I transferred into hospital for an epidural and augmentation of labour (syntocinon drip), I know now why this happened – a combination of lackContinue reading “Why Telling a Positive Birth Story Makes you a ‘Smug Mummy’.”

How to Heal from a Traumatic Birth & Bond with Your Baby

Bonding issues are so common but so rarely discussed in our society, there is such a stigma attached to a new mother who isn’t head over heels in love with her newborn. Commonly these feelings appear after a traumatic birth experience and it is with this in mind that I am writing this post. TheContinue reading “How to Heal from a Traumatic Birth & Bond with Your Baby”

The Birth of a Mother

Ten years ago today my life changed beyond recognition Ten years ago today I endured the worst pain I have ever felt in my life Ten years ago today I endured more indignity than anybody should Ten years ago today I endured the scariest experience that has ever happened to me Ten years ago todayContinue reading “The Birth of a Mother”

5 Reasons Why Your Birth Can Affect Your Baby and Your Parenting

When I meet a new mum, dad and baby  for the first time at a consultation for colic and sleep I always start with the same question: “tell me about your birth” Mostly it’s met with confusion, wrinkled eyebrows and exchanged curious looks, very often they ask me “why?” straight back. After all they haven’t come to see me toContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Your Birth Can Affect Your Baby and Your Parenting”