At last! The research study we have all been waiting for. This is the abstract of a study I've just read about thanks to MIDIRS and the NCT library service: I reproduce it here without further comment.... Potential effects of chocolate on human pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. di Renzo … [Read more...] about Chocolate IS good for you in pregnancy!
"As the birth approaches you’re a bag of nerves, so you need to know your partner is ready to swing into action whenever he gets that call." That's what a big pregnancy and baby advice website is saying today in its advice for the final days of pregnancy. So you're a "bag of nerves", are you? I … [Read more...] about Final days of pregnancy
I've been busy the past week researching and writing the last essay for my NCT antenatal teacher's diploma and it is about "Informed Decision Making".Most of the essay I spent agonising over whether the educated, supported middle class mums in my classes had really exercised "informed decisions" … [Read more...] about Just sounding off about One Born Every Minute
I doubt I will be seeing the final film in the "Twilight" trilogy unless by accident. I didn't see the other two. The relative hotness of R-Patz and Taylor Lautner does not fire me (though as the mother of two pallid West London schoolboys I feel a slight patriotic pride to see girls swooning over a … [Read more...] about Childbirth as horror: Ten Twilight-Related Facts About Childbirth
How can we empower and educate YOUNG mums to recognise home birth as a reasonable choice? http://www.rcm.org.uk/midwives/news/fewer-women-are-giving-birth-at-home/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term= … [Read more...] about Home births are down