Sneeze pee: the joys of pregnancy

I’ve had two colds in this pregnancy already and I experienced the rather unpleasant sensation of sneeze pee (and to a lesser extent, cough pee) for the first time ever. I was one of those very smug midwives who always...

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Control in labour: is it an illusion?

A few days ago, a friend sent me this and said it made her feel bad.  I understand where she’s coming from.  There is a belief, not confined to any particular group or organisation, that women are capable of having a normal...

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Exercise in pregnancy

Those of you who know me are probably laughing as you read this, as I’m not a great lover of exercise.  I also know that in pregnancy it can be really hard to get motivated enough to do exercise: the nausea, the fatigue, the...

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Traveling with a baby

Summer is here (allegedly) and with people planning holidays I thought I’d write a little help guide as I’ve seen a lot of the same questions regarding traveling with a baby posted in parenting groups over the last...

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What’s a sling meet?

If you’ve read any of my blogs so far, you’ve probably realised I love slings.  I think they are such a great parenting tool and I wish that everybody could be  issued with a good quality sling in the first few days...

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KEEPING YOUR COOL

(Handy tips for keeping your baby safe and comfortable in the heat) The sun is finally shining in Northern Ireland (anybody else feel like it has been raining for the last 365 days running?)  I’m sitting with a cold drink and...

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