Posts Tagged ‘ childbirth ’

What To Expect When You Are Not Expecting

November 21, 2012
By
sarah

Most people reading this blog would have heard the news that Lance Bombardier Lynette Pearce went into labour during her 34th week of pregnancy and gave birth to a baby boy on 18th September, whilst serving in Afghanistan. One can hardly imagine the range of emotions she must have experienced during this peak physical...

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Miranda Kerr – What Is The Fuss About – It’s Her Child!

August 15, 2012
By
sarah

I never buy glossy magazines but with the hoo ha about Miranda Kerr’s interview in the July edition of Harper’s Bazaar, my husband was dispatched to dutifully search and return with a copy. I wanted to read first hand what Miranda had said and what struck me straight away is ‘context is everything’. These...

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Caesareans – some essential, many not.

July 31, 2012
By
sarah

The highest caesarean section rate recorded in a hospital in England (2011), Scotland (2010) and Wales (2011) was 36.3%, 32% and 34.3% respectively. This is high – very high. And although the World Health Organisation officially withdrew its recommended caesarean percentage rate of 10% – 15% in 2010, with these rates more than double...

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The Breastfeeding Quandary

June 22, 2012
By
sarah

There are some topics which cause such a furore that even as an industry professional I’m left staggered by the range of opinions, so goodness only knows what a woman who’s just given birth may feel. Whether you choose to breastfeed or not, everyone has an opinion on how you should be feeding your...

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Daddy Cool? – Why Fathers Need To Be Calm And Confident In The Labour Room

April 17, 2012
By
sarah

It’s not often in a man’s life, that he is catapulted entirely out of his comfort zone and thrust into an environment where he does not have a central role. Initially, for expecting parents the physiology of childbirth is the great unknown but for women at least, our role has been defined by nature....

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