In the UK media, pregnant women are a risk to their babies.
Fertility and pregnancy get a lot of media attention. Often suggesting that a mother’s health and lifestyle are risk factors for her baby. Does the science justify the stories? Not entirely, and the problem might come from an unexpected source. The progress of pregnancy research is dizzying. The latest advice when I was expecting my…
Disappearing Scientists: The Female Researchers Lost To Pandemic Childcare
Some of those best placed to help us through the pandemic went missing. Men have always published more scientific papers than women. Covid-19 has made the gender divide even worse.
The Blindingly Obvious Predictability Of Snot
I have a question for our government, I have many questions for our government, but the one I’m really pondering today is: have any of you ever looked after your own children? My Twitter and Facebook feeds are full of people who do just that and are now incredulously battling a problem that was so…
Covid Diaries, March 25th Advice
Hey everyone I thought I’d just pass this on – it’s from Random Person on the Internet so it might help some of you. xx Hello, I am Random Person on the internet. In the course of my life, I have spent literally hours waiting in for deliveries. What’s more, over the years, I…
Covid Diaries, March 22nd, Mother
MissM found a four leaf clover today. Hidden away under the leaves of the fading daffodils in the pot by our back door. She was delighted, convinced that luck was now bestowed upon her. Let’s hope so, she’s got me teaching her from tomorrow so she might need it! It’s Mother’s day here in the…
Covid Diaries, March 21st, Frozen
Today was nice. Weekends can be a tussle. an endless string of negotiations: Can you keep an eye on the kids for ten minutes so I can fix this hinge? Half an hour while I make dinner? Can you sort the changing bag? We’re going to be late! All is found -shoes on! But now…
Covid Diaries. March 20th. Normal
Where do any of us begin with all of this? Changes. MissE and MissM have finished school, we’ve rearranged our bedroom and our sitting room so that MrSB can work from home and the children can’t (hopefully) destroy the electronics left in the alcove where his desk has stood for ten years. I’ve drafted and…
The Covid Diaries – Hello
Hello? tap tap…. Is there anyone still there?… It’s been a long time since I wrote anything on this blog. I had high hopes when MissA was born (and I stopped working) that I would do more with it. But circumstances, by which I mean three small children, got in the way. Now though? Well,…
What Happened To Continuity Of Care?
A small pilot scheme aiming to improve maternity care has been axed. It’s left some pregnant women suddenly without the care they were expecting and wondering where to turn now. It also raises questions for maternity services nationwide. It was announced this week that Neighbourhood Midwives is to close. The group operated an NHS continuity-of-care pilot…
Weight loss update – what I’ve learned
Once again I’ve been AWOL for ages. I’d always suspected that it was harder to be a stay at home Mum than a working Mum but when I quit work I thought perhaps I’d at least have a bit more time for my blog. HAHA lesson learned there. But, at the start of last year…