October 17, 2018

Last week was International Babywearing Week, it got me thinking about all things sling related and how central slings have become to my parenting. I volunteer with Babywearing Ireland (BWI). I have two children aged 3 and 1 and I have used slings with both almost sinc...

March 31, 2018

A featured post by Doula, Michelle Alice, which shares her top tips on preparing for a positive birth experience. What more could you ask for really...

As a childbirth educator and birth doula, one of the most common things I am asked by expectant families is how they c...

March 25, 2018

I was talking to a friend about the joys of "falling out hair" when you have a baby and remembered these musings I wrote down over a year ago. It's amazing how each stage of your baby's development is a stage of your development as a mum and as a woman. Each stage feel...

January 8, 2018

I love being correct. I love checklists and research based opinions and having my bills paid on time. To me, being politically correct means using policies and language that make everybody feel included and equal and valued in society.

In my role as a midwife, we are co...

December 20, 2017

When I was six, there was a fancy dress party in school. The week before, my Dad picked me up from school and said he had been thinking about it all day at the office (in between managing his fantasy football team and printing Mass sheets!) and he had come up with the...

As a midwife I have seen all sides of birth. Take it from me; it really isn’t like what you see in the

movies. It’s usually a looong and steady process as your body prepares to open and ease your baby out. I remember caring for a woman in labour who didn’t speak Englis...

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