Tag: fun stuff

Five tips for seasonal self-care

Regular readers of my blog will know that, from time to time, I like to remind everyone (including myself) of the importance of self-care, and I decided that, as we are getting close to the festive season, it was time…

The slow dance of birth (Fæðingadans)

During my recent workshop in Iceland, one of the midwives told us that she had made a youtube video featuring birth photos. As you might imagine, we were all very keen to see it and we put it on during…

It’s self-care time for me!

I go on quite a bit about self-care. I write blog posts about it, sharing lists and ideas and reminders at special times, and one of the reasons I do this is because I think that it is easy to…

A cautionary holiday tale

Rudolph the red-nosed quantity surveyor looked up at the camera as he pressed the bell which would let the midwives know that he was at the labour ward door. A friendly but almost unintelligible voice greeted him over the speaker…

On acceptance without need for cause

When I called my 75-year old dad one morning last week, he told me that his wrist was hurting. He then spent the next four minutes speculating out loud as to whether it might be a drill-related injury (he likes…

Ten ideas for self-care (2)

It’s that time of the month!  The time when I remind everyone (myself included) of the importance of self-care and, as with last month, I have listed ten more random ideas for self-care.  You are invited to pick one or…

Ten ideas for self-care (1)

After I wrote a recent post and article on self-care, I said I would revisit this topic every so often, so here I am again to remind you of the importance of feeding your own soul so that you can…

The Changing Face of A and P

I believe that back in history the uterus was thought To wander round the body, and when in the brain it caught Hysteria would ensue, so any woman who dared to think Was pathologised in an instant, abnormal in a…

A midwife’s guide to birth fairies

“A couple of years ago [and the rest – this is a re-sharing of an article that is now a few years old!], as a result of my having written a tongue-in-cheek article about a handful of pixies and a…

A Tribute to Tricia’s Lab Cats

‘I have lots of wonderful memories of Tricia Anderson, who was my friend as well as my colleague. One of the many things that we had in common was that we both wrote and spoke about cats and labour. The…