It is incredible how life has changed in the last 2 years. In fact wind back 2 years and one day and we weren’t even sure if she’d survive being born.
But she did and she’s carved out a unique Littler-shaped space in our lives.
Our little two finger sucking, determined, won’t be left [...]
Yes yes yes I understand that there needs to be drama and all that but seriously does every portrayal of pregnancy and birth need to be so dramatic.
Even when the pregnancy is not pivotal to the story there has to be a twist or trouble that means you never end up with [...]
I’ve read various articles about whether home birth or hospital birth is the ‘best choice’ recently. Moving on from the fact that the choice of birth location differs from woman to woman and from birth to birth, what has deeply concerned me is that so many articles state , as Jenny McCartney did recently, [...]
Tweet I know the plural of anecdote isn’t evidence – sadly most of the people commenting on the latest negative homebirth article don’t appear to have got that far in their thinking – each seems to need to say about how their neighbour’s friend’s brother’s wife had a terrible homebirth or that their second cousin’s [...]
You know what, I am utterly sick of being told that my super fast labours are the easy option.
I’m sick of having people tell me that they’d rather have that than their experience.
I’m sick of having to bite my tongue when I’m told that its far easier than whatever they have been [...]
I discovered that someone had decided one of our Birth Pool in a Box accessories might be a kitchen utensil… Not that it was used at the arrival of either girl but even so its going away back to the furthest shelf of the cupboard under the stairs [...]
Tweet I hate being unable to stop something I see as inevitable, not least in a week when I read that a third of women don’t feel they were treated with respect whilst birthing their child. I’m all for allowing people to control their own destiny but I hate that I can’t help them when [...]
>I recently saw a poster from the NCT proudly proclaiming that thanks to them 97% of fathers attended the birth of their child.
Not only am I not totally convinced that the NCT is solely responsible for this increase in the number of men being present at a birth, I was also a little [...]
I’ve finally got around to watching One Born Every Minute which is a fabulous documentary following the labour ward at Southampton Hospital.
And to be honest watching it makes me INCREDIBLY glad that I had both my births at home.
I didn’t have to deal with receptionists, tick box checks and must dos before [...]
After all that had gone on with the pregnancy, its probably fitting that it ended rather dramatically! Yes, despite having planned for hospital, we ended up with another fast birth and Babygirl arriving at home. In the interests of seeing if we could persuade Baby2 to make an appearance I had some acupuncture [...]