So often, in birthy posts, you read we were ‘designed’ This language is meant to ease our fears To which we seem resigned. ‘Designed to birth’ declare naturalists, almost thoughtlessly, Many do science-based research So this perplexes me. We are not ‘Designed’ to give Birth, Not Designed at all. We have in fact … More Designed to Birth?
What is the Capital of France? A question of trivia perchance The assumed answer must be The city of Paris But is this the correct assumption? The literal answer to the question is a letter So a different question would be better If the wording is altered we are no longer faltered and foiled … More What is the capital of France?
One area of particular semanticity (yes, that is a real word) in motherhood is how we feed our babies and the language we use with mothers. Do we talk about risk of formula, or do we talk of benefits of breastfeeding? Does it really matter? Why do we need to paint everyone with the same brush. … More The Semantics of Motherhood