Happy Midwives’ Day!

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Happy Midwives’ Day! I’m spending International Day of the Midwife in Reykjavik where I’m discussing Recipes for Normal Birth with lovely Icelandic midwives, but I wanted to send my happy midwives’ day wishes out to my friends all around the…

Pondering placentophagy – part 2

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“A recent systematic review, which looked at whether there are any benefits to placentophagy – the consumption of one’s placenta after birth – has concluded that there is no evidence of benefit or risk and that these require further investigation.…

Pondering placentophagy – part 1

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“A recent systematic review which looked at whether there are any benefits to placentophagy – the consumption of one’s placenta after birth – has concluded that there is no evidence of benefit or risk and that these require further investigation.…

Pelvic checks at the 6-week check

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Sometimes, the combination of my travelling and reading of the midwifery and obstetric literature highlights areas where there is variation in what is seen as standard or usual practice in different areas of the world. There are lots of obvious…

Happy Spring (or Autumn!)

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Here’s wishing you a very happy spring on this day of fertility, eggs and bunnies 😀 Or if you’re in the southern hemisphere, I hope the autumn leaves are bringing great colour to your life before you bed down for…