For years I dreamt of motherhood. Everywhere I looked, there were pregnant women and mothers. I was an aunty. Being an Aunty is great. Until you want to be a Mother. My heart would wrench as I watched my beautiful nieces reach up to my sister and wrap their arms around her neck. I longed … More The Tenacious Breastfeeder
When I first became pregnant, I assumed I would breastfeed for at least 12 months. Most people I knew had breastfeed about that long (or less), I had been breastfeed for 14 months alongside my twin. I grew up with stories of how we would ‘drive by feed’, as my mum would be feeding one … More The Natural Age of Weaning
This post originates here. “At the hospital they told me I have to…” Why is it that I am still fielding questions beginning like this! Whether it is an intervention in the lead up to birth, during birth or post birth, questions starting with this set off alarm bells. The main problem is that we … More Never Assume Anything!
Looking back, with the power of Hindsight. The Journey into Motherhood, the change, the transition. A desire to support others through their transition.
This is Real. … More If You Knew Then What You Know Now…
This is Truby King (1 April 1858 – 10 February 1938). There once was a Man Named King Some his praises they sing But the babies just cried, The mothers were fried And it passed as another Fad Thing. Only….there are still some who would have you follow the Truby King ways. This outdated method … More King of the Babies: Mothering in the 40’s and 50’s
Triplets born in Switzerland in 1929. … More Triplet Birth, Switzerland 1929
It is interesting, the semantics. From “bragging”…is it bragging to say how awesome you feel? A birth doesn’t have to be natural for a woman to feel empowered and ‘to brag’ about it…but I guess it is the natural ones that grate the most? It is really important to share positive experiences, but I … More The Semantics of Motherhood