Tag: knitting

Incorporating bacteria into childbirth education

The past couple of years have seen more germ-related research, thinking and discussion than ever, and there is a noteable swing away from the one-sided view that germs are ‘bad’ things to be avoided and washed away with antibacterial soap…

Advice for flying when pregnant…

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (RCOG) Patient (sic) Information Committee has recently produced a leaflet offering advice to women who are considering undertaking air travel when pregnant. The leaflet is based upon the RCOG Scientific Impact Paper Air…

15 ways to knit a uterus

As promised to a participant in a recent craft and birth session, today I am sharing my collection of links to free knitting and crochet patterns for uteruses (or uteri – I’m never quite sure?!) and other body parts.  If…

Knitted breast patterns and exchange

I just wanted to share a post I spotted on Knit for Peace earlier this week, which links to a couple of free patterns for knitted breasts and offers to get them to the right people.  So if you have…

Stone circles, knitting and yoga…

Just sharing some fun photos today…  The lovely Sarah Buckley and her equally lovely family came to stay with us a couple of weekends ago and visited several of the ancient sites which surround us here in Wiltshire.  Sarah and…

The value of the knitting midwife

Lately I have been working on an article on knitting, which feels a little strange in some ways because knitting is more of a Winter activity for me and it is FAR too hot here in Wiltshire to even think…