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Caesareans – some essential, many not.


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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…

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It’s breast to stop, now!


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I have decided to write about stopping breastfeeding (after 6 months and once it has become firmly established and part of yours and your baby’s routine), and particularly my own experiences, as this is a little talked about issue. Most…

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Kirsty McCabe – Back to Work


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Being a working mum is the ultimate juggling act. Trying to balance the demands of work and family often leaves me feeling tired, guilty and like I’m just keeping my head above water. But while part of me would love…

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When to wean?


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We all know the Department of Health’s advice that we should start weaning our darling sprogs when they reach 6 months and not a moment before. Even if our little ones are performing impressive contortionist acts in order to get…

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The Breastfeeding Quandary


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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…

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Is it eww to chew your baby’s food?


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There has been a fair amount of controversy in the world of weaning in the last month after Alicia Silverstone released a video on her website that shows her feeding her eleven month year old son directly from her mouth…

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Ten Top Tips for Home Water Birth


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You’ve decided on a home water birth – excellent – but how do you prepare for it and what equipment will you need? Nowadays choosing to give birth at home in water is a viable, safe and popular option for…

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Have we all lost sight of the bigger picture? Isn’t WHAT we feed our babies more important than HOW?


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I recently wrote a blog for Jojo about baby-led and traditional weaning and was surprised by the amount of debate about which was the ‘correct’ method, with parents arguing very strongly for both camps. While most agreed that a mixture…

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Secrets of a Midwife Mummy


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The last 18 months have been a crazy and remarkable rollercoaster for me. Probably like a lot of you reading this. I fell (very surprisingly but very brilliantly) pregnant on my honeymoon, and in the blink of an eye I…

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