November 10, 2018

In my journey through nursing and midwifery, caring for others has been the theme of my professional life.

Having my own children saw caring for others take on a new direction;  these three little humans' needs naturally came before my own.

Then came...

October 14, 2018

Have you ever found yourself going over and over something in your mind, never quite being able to let it go, unable to concentrate on other things due to constantly replaying the video of your thoughts over and over again in your mind?

Waking up in the morning and your...

September 15, 2018

It's Saturday and I have a day off.

A day off from my job as a midwife.

A day to catch up on the stuff that has taken a back seat whilst I have been busy at work all week. Housework, cleaning, shopping, sorting out the laundry, catching up on family stuff.

Today I'm feeli...

August 28, 2018

It was late when my head finally hit the pillow-I had been busy visiting new mums and babies on the Saturday shift and had been on call the previous night. Knowing that we had a couple of home-births due any day I had been restless the previous night, but woke on Satur...

June 23, 2018

My self-care right now!

Can you believe in my ahem.......years on this planet I've never had a pedicure?

It's true!

I've always thought-ah no I'll just paint my own nails, it's cheaper and quicker, but today I'm having the works done thanks to my hubby who booked it for m...

June 4, 2018

Today I am giving myself permission to just be.

This profession can drain you of every last drop of energy, interest and enthusiasm. We spend our working days caring for others often putting our own physical and emotional needs to the side, always putting the women and...

June 1, 2018

Returning from Barcelona I did feel a little worried that the momentum of the retreat would somehow slow down and eventually fizzle out once back in the real world.

I was absolutely sure that this idea could work and would help lots of people, but I worried that without...

May 30, 2018

On the 4th May this year I set off on an adventure.

I had no idea what this adventure would entail, or where it would lead me, and I wasn't even sure that I wanted to go on the adventure! Over the previous few weeks I kept coming up with reasons not to go-it was too muc...

March 26, 2018

On Saturday I spent the most fun, enjoyable and fascinating day learning all about the Rebozo. If you don't know what a rebozo is, you're not alone! Many of the midwives I work with have never heard of it. 

So what is a rebozo?

Well it's a traditional piece of hand-...

November 13, 2017

What's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word birth?

I'd guess for many women it would be PAIN.

Or maybe LOSS OF CONTROL.

Or even TERRIFYING.

Yes-these things and many more are what I hear all the time when I talk to pregnant women about birth.

But...

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