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39 weeks

This morning a perfectly healthy pregnant woman showed up for her 39 week check up. After telling her that everything was perfectly healthy, the doctor went on to push an induction method. 108 more words

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder which you may develop after being involved in, or witnessing, traumatic events. The condition was first recognised in war veterans and has been known by a variety of names, such as ‘shell shock’. 481 more words



A couple of weeks ago, I had an appointment with my hospital’s Birth Afterthoughts Service. It was an opportunity to talk through my experience of giving birth, ask my as-yet unanswered questions, and understand why certain things happened so I could draw a line under it. 809 more words

Mental Health

Why you need to train your "puppy" so you can birth freely!

Years ago when I was pregnant for the first time in Luxembourg in 2010, I spent a lot of time preparing for the arrival of my little one. 2,056 more words

Pregnancy & Birth

Dream job?

I was so excited to see that the local hospital is hiring labor doulas. This will be great for expectant families to have that extra support during childbirth. 738 more words

Life Goals

WTF?? Black Woman Told Her Newborn Baby Died, But Nurses Allegedly Gave The Child To THIS White Couple

It’s a known fact that Black women are at higher risk throughout the childbirth process, so this latest story about a woman getting her newborn stolen shouldn’t surprise us, but we are truly at a loss for words. 889 more words


What is Your Birth Philosophy?

There are as many approaches to childbirth as there are women in the world. But people often lean towards either the medical model or the midwifery model on this Birth Philosophy Spectrum. 665 more words