For this post we decided to do something a little different. Instead of us doing all the talking this time, we decided to listen instead. We met with Brenda Murphy, an experienced nurse who has worked in many roles across many countries. We wanted to find out about her experiences, her training, and her opinion […]
Call The Midwife
Story of a young woman in 1920s Persia. Written by Grandma, who lived during those times.
Raised by Wolves has its regulars. Seven actors have been cast alongside Travis Fimmel in Scott Free Productions’ straight-to-series sci-fi drama for TNT, which will mark Ridley Scott’s TV helming debut. Rounding out the principal group are Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Jordan Loughran, Aasiya Shah and Ivy Wong. The series from […]
“…And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” – from the poem by Erin Hanson (https://www.facebook.com/e.h.thepoeticunderground/) A new year always feels full of new possibilities, doesn’t it? But with possibility comes a certain amount of risk. We don’t usually get to create the life we want without sometimes taking […]
Alison Reid urges midwives to get involved in the fossil fuel divestment movement as a means of acting on climate change. Babies being born today face a future marred by climate breakdown if we do not act urgently. Climate action is far more than an environmental concern – it’s a matter of intergenerational justice and crucial to protect human health.
Disappointment comes in various shapes, forms and sizes. It also affects everyone differently. Disclaimer: In my entire life, I have only worked as a customer service representative (CSR), an HR intern, an assistant pump mechanic among other menial things so everything I write here is guesswork at best. If you think I should change something […]
Hellooooo out there! I’m back and ready to get my typing on again! Here I am coming to you with my labour and delivery story of my first born! So it all started on the morning of the 22nd July 2018, I woke up at about 5am with a pain in my back and the […]
I will just start by saying this may be a trigger for some as is a traumatic birth story before continuing. OK, Up until maybe a year ago, I don’t think I would have been able to write openly about my birth with my first, but after a TAB (Talk About Birth) session at the […]
I’m writing this post at 11pm at night whilst my 5 month old daughter sleeps beside me in her crib. I should be making the most of this perfect opportunity to get some much needed sleep. Instead I’m wide awake, checking constantly and listening for every sound she makes. She has her first cold and […]
Language and Communication All information from this section, referring to the original music video is backed up on https://www.popbuzz.com/music/artists/little-mix/nicki-minaj-woman-like-me-video-meaning/ The girls being in the back of the van suggests that they are being detained, or punished. This is suggested as the girls are sat on boxes, the van is dingey and the windows are small. […]
Art by Anna Speshilova Following on from my origin story blog post where I discussed my need to read anything and everything during my second pregnancy, I thought it would be useful to share some of my most recommended reads. This is my list with my thoughts, but I’d love to hear what you would recommend, […]