Rite of Passage, or: An Ideal Labour

It is true what they say, everything changes, your life as you knew it has gone. You're constantly improvising, like writing for example with a nursing baby on your lap as I am now. I never would've thought it was be possible to do that: writing, the clicks on the keyboard accompanied by some snorting …

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A poem for baby

As the due date for your baby to be born draws near, all you seem to do is attend appointments (midwife, antenatal classes, pregnancy yoga perhaps, maybe another scan, hospital tour) and making the final arrangements. You're trying to be on top of everything, getting organised to the "nth" degree only to realise "this" cannot …

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Conception, Pregnancy and Childbirth Books – a Shortlist

Why would you put something on "shortlist"? Of course, there is still always the "longlist", and lots of it on there would undeniably still be worth reading. This shortlist however contains titles which I found eye-opening and essential for every mother-to-be (and their husbands/partners/parents) to read or dip in and out of. This is for …

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