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A new baby, and birth lessons

There is a warm lump of baby sleeping on me at the moment. Charlotte Pearl arrived on July 28. She is an awesome baby, and her first 6 weeks with us have gone smoother than I imagined (knocking on wood. 1,308 more words


Antenatal care: What is it and who needs it?

Today I’d like to talk about antenatal care and what it actually means.

I read an article recently which stated that antenatal care is there to ensure the health and wellbeing of mum and bub and I think that sends a really powerful message. 688 more words

Planning for an Induction of Labour

Many women I talk to about their induced labours say things like “I didn’t know xyz could happen” or “we weren’t prepared for abc” – generally the big ones are “I didn’t know it could take so long” closely followed by “I didn’t know it could be so quick”. 1,577 more words


Birth - forgotten by feminism

A week or so ago there was a tumblr thing getting around with a bunch of women holding signs saying “I don’t need feminism because…” I wasn’t going to bother with any sort of response because, well, it didn’t really get my fire going. 917 more words

Bragging about your birth? Let's see more of it!

Every now and then an article comes along that just pushes buttons. That’s what it’s designed for.  The writer knows it will push buttons. That’s why they write it – if it pushes buttons people will read it. 932 more words

Ma’ Wednesday! Giving birth in Qatar….Part 3

To read Part 1 click http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/09/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar/

Part 2 – http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/16/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar-part-2/

Calm before the storm….

J is finally taken to her room at midnight. As they wheel her across the corridors, she cranes her neck to look at the miracle beside her. 1,829 more words