As the human race becomes more and more reliant on technology, the digital age has marked a current shift in times. Some of which is fantastic, social media and the ability to share a story or have it go viral allowing your “average Joe” to really have their say encourages free speech and equality. However, [...]
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Driving while pregnant is common and your baby is generally well protected by you and the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby, but, there are a few very important safety tips you need to bare in mind before getting behind the wheel. Here are my top 6 tips 1) Always wear a seatbelt, unless you [...]
There is a lot that you can now see via ultra sound scan, especially now 3D scans are so clear. But one thing you can’t see are birth marks. Sometimes new parents are alarmed finding a birth mark as they may have an expectation of what their child will look like. I wanted [...]
As a midwife, what do you believe is the most important thing for a smooth/positive labour experience? 1. Try not to be distracted or panic, the big moment has arrived but it's okay. Start with your mental strength early on so maintain your mindset. Try to turn off mental processes [...]
It’s International Day of the Midwife, when midwives across the globe celebrate what they do. Since it was first launched by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992, 5 May has been the internationally recognised day for spotlighting the work of midwives. So, what does being a midwife mean? Midwife officially means “with woman” in latin but [...]
Recently I have been lucky enough to review some products made by Elisa from Real Skin Care. Which truly live up to the brand name. I was blow away by the quality, handmade personal touch and attention to detail. The problem with "natural" or "organic" products is that they are not regulated like food. [...]
As I looked into the amount of nappies that go to landfill it dawned on me that disposable period products will be having a similar affect. When I looked into it the results were worse than I thought...tampons and pads generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year and that they all contain [...]
We are often reading about opinions on pregnancy and work-related issues surrounding pregnancy. The Prime Minister of New Zealand’s pregnancy announcement sparked a huge debate about a woman's rights in pregnancy but pregnancy itself isn’t discussed enough. If you are reading this, your current health started during your mum's pregnancy. You were entirely dependent [...]
I remember my first hospital birth as a student midwife. My mentor guided me through and gave me strict instructions to follow. As soon as the baby was born she passed me a pair of scissors and a clamp and said, “clamp and cut it”. I got hold of the fat, pulsating cord and struggled [...]
Whether you are in the early stages or the late stages of pregnancy around Christmas time there are a few things you should avoid. I will list the these alongside good alternatives so you don’t feel like you’re missing out. For more information, tips, hacks and tricks follow @themodernmidwife 1) Soft cheese It can [...]