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17 Jan 19
Prescribing Strategy

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 […]

17 Jan 19
Behavior, study of...

Story of a young woman in 1920s Persia. Written by Grandma, who lived during those times.

17 Jan 19
Deadline

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 […]

17 Jan 19
Jesi Butler

“…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 […]

17 Jan 19
The Sun
MEGHAN Markle stepped out in a pair of Manolo Blahnik five-inch Allura heels yesterday before slipping into some equally high heels for the opening of Cirque du Soleil’s new show. But after proving pregnancy can be glam, a doctor has warned the Duchess of Sussex of the increased risk her fashion choices could have on her baby saying a “hard, straight” fall could put “a lot of pressure on her stomach which could damage the baby”. Despite being in her third trimester, Meghan Markle is still rocking the sky-scraper heels Speaking to Fabulous Online, Dr Sarah Jarvis warned the Duchess and expectant mothers that she “doesn’t recommend women wear high heels later in pregnancy” because the ligaments in the body are already under enough strain preparing for birth. “One of the most affected areas is the back,” she said. “It’s already prone to strain because your centre of gravity is shifted by baby-weight in front.” Wearing high heels in the later stages of pregnancy therefore makes expectant mothers “more prone to back pain and falls”. “What I would ask is, ‘Is it worth putting yourself and your baby at risk for the sake of fashion?'” Dr Sarah Jarvis has warned wearing high heels while pregnant puts ‘greater pressure on your knees and back’ The Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of five-inch Stuart Weitzman heels as she attended a Cirque du Soleil event last night Along with posing a risk to both mother and baby, the Clinical Director of Patient.info explained that “all the ligaments of the body tend to stretch in pregnancy to allow the baby to pass through the birth canal therefore risks to the mother – and particularly her joints – are significant.” “This makes you more prone to ankle strains.” Additionally, “high heels can lead to calf cramps” which puts “greater pressure on your knees and back”. Kim Kardashian continued to wear skyscraper heels well into her first and second pregnancies What’s more, midwife and author of The Hypnobirthing Book Katharine Graves added: “Women can experience cramp, but this is usually only in very late pregnancy, in which case wearing high heels might be a contributing factor.” However, Meghan isn’t the first high-profile woman to rock a pair of high heels while heavily pregnant. Chloe Kardashian also took a note out of Kim’ pregnancy style book with these skyscraper heels After taking style notes from Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy style yesterday, it now appears the Duchess of Sussex is following in the reality star’s footsteps when it comes to her love of high heels. Keen to stay glamorous even as their due dates approached, Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe opted for skyscrapers heels during their third trimesters. However, Victoria Beckham raised eyebrows when she wore a pair of six-inch Christian Louboutin heels while she was pregnant with daughter Harper back in 2011. Victoria Beckham hasn’t been afraid to step out in heels during her pregnancies She wore these to the wedding of Wills and Kate in 2011 The former Spice Girl was criticised by President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Gino Pecoraro who told The Sydney Morning Herald: “They pose problem for the child, but also the mother.” Describing how hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the joints, Gino warned that the “significant change in your centre of gravity” paired with “high heels” makes the “chances of a harmful fall much higher.” Meanwhile, Holly Willoughby and Vogue Williams both continued to wear towering high heels as long as possible into their pregnancies. Holly showed off her pregnancy style on This Morning Vogue Williams worked her sky-scrapers when pregnant with son Theo [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In more celebrity news, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s staff “make catty comments” about their relationship and only “give it five years”, reports claim. Plus Meghan Markle broke down in tears when her protection officer quit. And Prince Harry and William have an “inseparable bond” and won’t be torn apart over Meghan and Kate’s “rift”, says Princess Diana’s former butler. [bc_video video_id=”5990102312001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Adorable care home resident calls pregnant Meghan Markle ‘a fat lady’ in sweet moment “]
17 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
MEGHAN Markle stepped out in a pair of Manolo Blahnik five-inch Allura heels yesterday before slipping into some equally high heels for the opening of Cirque du Soleil’s new show. But after proving pregnancy can be glam, a doctor has warned the Duchess of Sussex of the increased risk her fashion choices could have on her baby saying a “hard, straight” fall could put “a lot of pressure on her stomach which could damage the baby”. Despite being in her third trimester, Meghan Markle is still rocking the sky-scraper heels Speaking to Fabulous Online, Dr Sarah Jarvis warned the Duchess and expectant mothers that she “doesn’t recommend women wear high heels later in pregnancy” because the ligaments in the body are already under enough strain preparing for birth. “One of the most affected areas is the back,” she said. “It’s already prone to strain because your centre of gravity is shifted by baby-weight in front.” Wearing high heels in the later stages of pregnancy therefore makes expectant mothers “more prone to back pain and falls”. “What I would ask is, ‘Is it worth putting yourself and your baby at risk for the sake of fashion?'” Dr Sarah Jarvis has warned wearing high heels while pregnant puts ‘greater pressure on your knees and back’ The Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of five-inch Stuart Weitzman heels as she attended a Cirque du Soleil event last night Along with posing a risk to both mother and baby, the Clinical Director of Patient.info explained that “all the ligaments of the body tend to stretch in pregnancy to allow the baby to pass through the birth canal therefore risks to the mother – and particularly her joints – are significant.” “This makes you more prone to ankle strains.” Additionally, “high heels can lead to calf cramps” which puts “greater pressure on your knees and back”. Kim Kardashian continued to wear skyscraper heels well into her first and second pregnancies What’s more, midwife and author of The Hypnobirthing Book Katharine Graves added: “Women can experience cramp, but this is usually only in very late pregnancy, in which case wearing high heels might be a contributing factor.” However, Meghan isn’t the first high-profile woman to rock a pair of high heels while heavily pregnant. Chloe Kardashian also took a note out of Kim’ pregnancy style book with these skyscraper heels After taking style notes from Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy style yesterday, it now appears the Duchess of Sussex is following in the reality star’s footsteps when it comes to her love of high heels. Keen to stay glamorous even as their due dates approached, Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe opted for skyscrapers heels during their third trimesters. However, Victoria Beckham raised eyebrows when she wore a pair of six-inch Christian Louboutin heels while she was pregnant with daughter Harper back in 2011. Victoria Beckham hasn’t been afraid to step out in heels during her pregnancies She wore these to the wedding of Wills and Kate in 2011 The former Spice Girl was criticised by President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Gino Pecoraro who told The Sydney Morning Herald: “They pose problem for the child, but also the mother.” Describing how hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the joints, Gino warned that the “significant change in your centre of gravity” paired with “high heels” makes the “chances of a harmful fall much higher.” Meanwhile, Holly Willoughby and Vogue Williams both continued to wear towering high heels as long as possible into their pregnancies. Holly showed off her pregnancy style on This Morning Vogue Williams worked her sky-scrapers when pregnant with son Theo [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In more celebrity news, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s staff “make catty comments” about their relationship and only “give it five years”, reports claim. Plus Meghan Markle broke down in tears when her protection officer quit. And Prince Harry and William have an “inseparable bond” and won’t be torn apart over Meghan and Kate’s “rift”, says Princess Diana’s former butler. [bc_video video_id=”5990102312001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Adorable care home resident calls pregnant Meghan Markle ‘a fat lady’ in sweet moment “]
17 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
MEGHAN Markle stepped out in a pair of Manolo Blahnik five-inch Allura heels yesterday before slipping into some equally high heels for the opening of Cirque du Soleil’s new show. But after proving pregnancy can be glam, a doctor has warned the Duchess of Sussex of the increased risk her fashion choices could have on her baby saying a “hard, straight” fall could put “a lot of pressure on her stomach which could damage the baby”. Despite being in her third trimester, Meghan Markle is still rocking the sky-scraper heels Speaking to Fabulous Online, Dr Sarah Jarvis warned the Duchess and expectant mothers that she “doesn’t recommend women wear high heels later in pregnancy” because the ligaments in the body are already under enough strain preparing for birth. “One of the most affected areas is the back,” she said. “It’s already prone to strain because your centre of gravity is shifted by baby-weight in front.” Wearing high heels in the later stages of pregnancy therefore makes expectant mothers “more prone to back pain and falls”. “What I would ask is, ‘Is it worth putting yourself and your baby at risk for the sake of fashion?'” Dr Sarah Jarvis has warned wearing high heels while pregnant puts ‘greater pressure on your knees and back’ The Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of five-inch Stuart Weitzman heels as she attended a Cirque du Soleil event last night Along with posing a risk to both mother and baby, the Clinical Director of Patient.info explained that “all the ligaments of the body tend to stretch in pregnancy to allow the baby to pass through the birth canal therefore risks to the mother – and particularly her joints – are significant.” “This makes you more prone to ankle strains.” Additionally, “high heels can lead to calf cramps” which puts “greater pressure on your knees and back”. Kim Kardashian continued to wear skyscraper heels well into her first and second pregnancies What’s more, midwife and author of The Hypnobirthing Book Katharine Graves added: “Women can experience cramp, but this is usually only in very late pregnancy, in which case wearing high heels might be a contributing factor.” However, Meghan isn’t the first high-profile woman to rock a pair of high heels while heavily pregnant. Chloe Kardashian also took a note out of Kim’ pregnancy style book with these skyscraper heels After taking style notes from Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy style yesterday, it now appears the Duchess of Sussex is following in the reality star’s footsteps when it comes to her love of high heels. Keen to stay glamorous even as their due dates approached, Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe opted for skyscrapers heels during their third trimesters. However, Victoria Beckham raised eyebrows when she wore a pair of six-inch Christian Louboutin heels while she was pregnant with daughter Harper back in 2011. Victoria Beckham hasn’t been afraid to step out in heels during her pregnancies She wore these to the wedding of Wills and Kate in 2011 The former Spice Girl was criticised by President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Gino Pecoraro who told The Sydney Morning Herald: “They pose problem for the child, but also the mother.” Describing how hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the joints, Gino warned that the “significant change in your centre of gravity” paired with “high heels” makes the “chances of a harmful fall much higher.” Meanwhile, Holly Willoughby and Vogue Williams both continued to wear towering high heels as long as possible into their pregnancies. Holly showed off her pregnancy style on This Morning Vogue Williams worked her sky-scrapers when pregnant with son Theo [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In more celebrity news, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s staff “make catty comments” about their relationship and only “give it five years”, reports claim. Plus Meghan Markle broke down in tears when her protection officer quit. And Prince Harry and William have an “inseparable bond” and won’t be torn apart over Meghan and Kate’s “rift”, says Princess Diana’s former butler. [bc_video video_id=”5990102312001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Adorable care home resident calls pregnant Meghan Markle ‘a fat lady’ in sweet moment “]
17 Jan 19
Medact

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.

17 Jan 19
Nomi's Area

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 […]

17 Jan 19
lifeasanannyblog

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 […]

17 Jan 19
Life With The Little Flowers

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 […]

17 Jan 19
Mummy of one

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 […]

17 Jan 19
Jade's Media Blog

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. […]

17 Jan 19
Melissa Thorpe - Doula

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, […]