The joys and pains of breastfeeding

Beastfeeding

No it’s not a typo. Breastfeeding is an entirely different beast, alas one we do not hear enough about. I remember my first meltdown took place a couple of days after returning home with our baby. We couldn’t settle him at night and we weren’t sure if I had been producing enough or any milk.…

Open letter to a mother

Dear Mom who is still carrying life inside, there is groundwork to be done in these 9 months; whilst your body, mind blowingly, and without you needing to do much, is creating a human inside, your mind may need more reassurance, more comfort, more effort, more time to let everything feel like it will be…

Birth video

“Why? Why would you do that?” That’s what I asked myself and many other people to whom we hinted we might film our birth. As I became more educated and confident about birth, I realised I wouldn’t ask myself why would I have a beautiful and happy moment on record. The problem is that by…

Feminism and birth

Everything I knew about giving birth before I actually gave birth was an unfortunate production of media misrepresentation, blurry tales of past generations and a sense of emergency that could only be possibly resolved by someone wearing scrubs. I have always wondered out of the “emergency Caesarean” how many were actually emergencies the way we…