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… Continue reading What Happened To Continuity Of Care?
A couple of days ago, the charity Birthrights published a report into maternal request cesareans. It found that 75% of UK maternity units were going against NICE guidelines and refusing women this option for giving birth to their babies. The story was covered by TV and online news, including this piece by Rebecca Schiller from… Continue reading Comments On Maternal Request Cesareans
Is it consent if you don’t really want to, but you say ok anyway. Because it doesn’t seem worth the argument, and you don’t want to piss off the person who’s asking? If you make a thought out choice to agree to a big thing, can it be assumed you also consent to something lesser… Continue reading Consent
I seem to have got rather behind on these posts. I’ve actually had two weigh ins since I last updated my progress. The first was a loss of 1.8lbs but the second was a rather measly 0.4 lbs. This is kind of what I was expecting at this point. BMI wise I am no longer… Continue reading Adding Exercise To The Diet
A quick post this week. I usually try to get my blog posts written well in advance, snatching the odd hour here and there when the baby is napping. But last week was half term so I had the other two around as well and MissM managed to be off sick on the last day… Continue reading The First Stone
No meal plan this week as it’s half term so everything is a bit unpredictable. I’ll be trying to cope with some eating out and improvising meals when we are home. So it’s going to be harder to stick to the points, which has got me thinking some more about my decision to share all… Continue reading You Have To Be Thin, But You’re Not Allowed To Diet
When I was pregnant with MissM I spent two hours waiting for an obstetrician appointment. The clinic was rammed, one of the doctors was off sick. It’s annoying but it happens. The real problem was the video screen in the waiting room. This showed two videos on loop. The first was full of smiling midwives… Continue reading Breastfeeding Fake News