Are you at risk of preparing a ‘weak’ birth plan?
The language you use in your birth plan is as important as the decisions that back it up.
Many a well researched birth plan has been discarded because the language was passive.
Have you got an Active Birth Plan? … More The Language of Birth Plans
The naming of a new person is a great undertaking. … More What’s in a Name?
You feel like you have made an Informed Decision, you have agonised over your options, after first insisting that there HAD to be another option. Never one to accept the Status Quo, you ask – WHY? If someone tells you you HAVE TO or you SHOULD BE, this makes you ask – WHY? It can … More Why aren’t more people asking why?
Are you qualified to think that?
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
The general condition of the Mother-to-be, Is to do as she’s told by the birth constabulary, Indoctrinated into the medical birth model, Where the doctors mollycoddle, No options given or alluded to, the process is accepted And when she is ‘saved’, she feels indebted. But a little conversation can spark something innate, and a roar begins…and that … More The Roaring Fire