Monitoring your baby in labour – Your questions answered.

So what are my options when it comes to fetal monitoring in labour? Will I be able to move around? Can I use the pool? The answer is often yes! Intermittent auscultation and continuous fetal monitoring are the two main ways in which we monitor babies during labour. Intermittent auscultation involves using a Doppler/sonicaid to […]

That look of love- International Day of The Midwife 2019

Arguably one of the best jobs in the world, sitting here now I actually can’t think of a single job that would give the same tear-jerking moments, the adrenaline rushes and the relationship ties that bind you to a couples memory for a lifetime. To see a birth is on most peoples bucket lists, one of life’s […]

Visualisations

Visualisation I’m a big believer in that what you think about most you are more likely to get. Jim Carey famously did this to achieve greatness. When new to his career he wrote himself a cheque out for one million dollars with a 10 year date on it. He kept this cheque in his wallet […]

The Lazy Girl Guide to Kick Starting Labour

  I started writing this blog at 38 weeks pregnant. Sooo pregnant that this baby needs to be born soon but far too pregnant to get up off my lazy arse and do something about it! So I have compiled a list on things that can be done that doesn’t involve hiking hills. 1. Raspberry […]

The World Can Wait- The Fourth Trimester

In Chinese cultures, women after giving birth have a whole month of resting. And I mean seriously resting, they have no distractions, no visitors, no chores to do. They are confined to the boundaries of their house to focus on eating, resting, sleeping and feeding their baby, having someone with them 24/7 to do things […]

The Sisterhood In Motherhood

Your mum squad. Your sisterhood in motherhood. Your tribe. Your village. Your 3am crew. Being lonely was the one thing I worried about in pregnancy. One of my friends had told me it was the loneliest thing she had ever done. I’ve always had a good group of friends but we are all at different […]

My Bump to Baby Chapter

So you know how over here we like to keep it social both on and off line… We love to see how much fun you have at antenatal classes and with your group after. We also love keeping tabs on your story, finding out how you’re getting on on your Bump to Baby Chapter. We […]

Welcoming baby Delphi- My Birth Story

I don’t really know where to start with the labour. I could potentially say I was in early labour for a few days, contracting on and off throughout the days and evenings prior to the birth with it not amounting to anything. For the sake of time, I’m writing this whilst the baby is sleeping, […]

How to not expect when you’re expecting.

When I first found out I was pregnant this time around, I thought to myself that being my last pregnancy I set my sights on being the stereotypical pregnant mama, drinking green juice, eating kale and chia seeds and cutting out all junk. I was going to do yoga and be zen. I wanted to […]

High Risk vs. Low Risk

Keeping with the pregnancy labels theme I want to know what you all think of the terminology ‘High risk vs low risk’ and have you been labelled one of these in pregnancy? I remember doing my midwifery training and a friend told me that her sister was having a baby and she was told that […]