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Painful/Sensitive Nipples, Breastfeeding During Ovulation

After my second daughter, it took me 26 months for my period to return. This was partly because I continued to breastfeed and I’m still doing so at age two and a half. However in the last several months, I’ve…

Bonding During Pregnancy & After Birth: What If I Don’t Love My Baby?

You know the mothers. The ones who are teary eyed at every ultrasound photo, talk about the amazing bond with their bump and had a magical moment of pure love straight after birth. Wasn’t you? That doesn’t make you a…

You Will Know When Labor Starts – Um Says Who?

“You will know when labour starts” is one of those trite generalisations that I see said over and over to expectant first time mothers. Sure, 65% of the time, it’s obvious that a contraction is a contraction. But what about…

Cough, Throwing Up, Temps & Teething | Due To Food Intolerance

My eldest daughter was a perfect teether -she’d grizzle for one day then pop a tooth. With my youngest, I wasn’t so lucky. From the time she popped her first tooth, I began to keep a towel on my bed…

I Don’t Support Breastfeeding If…

Lately I’ve been feeling emotionally blackmailed about breastfeeding. I keep hearing the same sentence with a different choice thrown in, a sentence that makes me cringe inside, because it seems to be SO prejudiced towards HOW I breastfeed. The sentences…

Rowan Bailey – North Carolina Homebirth Midwife – Misinformation?

Update, November 2014: It seems Rowan’s supporters have started a new fundraiser. In 2013 I examined all the evidence I could find pertaining to the Rowan Bailey case. I wrote a post which outlined the charges, the applicable laws, weak…