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,… Continue reading The Covid Diaries – Hello
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
Last week was half term. Much needed by everyone. We had a fairly chilled out break, mostly hanging around in our local park, but we did decide to do a proper outing one day. I say outing, but this wasn’t just a fun day for the kids. We visited Down House, the home of Charles… Continue reading A Day Out With Darwin
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
I’ve set myself a few challenges for this, my third (and final) round of maternity leave. With my older two children at school and a severely diminished interest in group singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I’m doing things a bit differently. I’ve ditched (most of) the baby groups. Instead, I’ve been looking for opportunities to get… Continue reading Getting Involved Offline – The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit
I’m a mum. I’m busy. So far so cliched. I don’t know if it’s true but there are plenty of people who would argue that my generation of parents have more stress, more demands packed into our limited head space, than any before. We should be raising our kids with infinite attention to every aspect… Continue reading Can We Celebrate Vaccinations?
Notice anything different? Well if I’ve managed to do this properly then southwarkbelle.com will now bring you here, my new WordPress blog. I decided it was time to try swapping over as WordPress is easily the main platform for blogs now and I need to use it for my reviews over on Festivalkidz.com. So it’s… Continue reading Welcome To The New Southwarkbelle