Some thoughts on home birth

I was actually very interested in home birth. I devoured Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth. I felt and still feel to a degree that home birth is a great option for many and that birth IS over-medicalised for the majority. While many studies find that it’s safe, after my personal experience, I have to reconsider my…

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Pump it up, a little more

Because Ripley was in hospital for the first four weeks of his life, I became very familar and adept at expressing milk for his feeds. Although I was in the hospital for 8+ hours every day visiting him, I couldn’t be there 24/7. So I expressed in order for the nurses and midwives looking after…

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10 Things You Don’t Need For A Newborn

There are many lists of what you must buy, but there are only a few that are written from the perspective of a minimalist, or at least someone trying to reduce their consumption. For my perspective on ten things I did not need (or use much) in these first three months, read more…

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How Ripley entered this world

I had the opportunity to share my birth story with Mother & Baby magazine. It was really scary to have it in a national magazine but I’m glad I shared it. I hope that it might help some people who experience something similar, or at the very least let others know how lucky they are…

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Post holiday depression

Coming home to a cold house with lots of washing and cleaning to do was definitely depressing. It left me in a bit of a funk for the first few days but now I’m back into the normal swing of things. Our holiday was pretty amazing, we managed to see and do quite a bit, enjoy…

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Packing for a holiday, capsule style

We are off on our first family holiday this coming Saturday to Cairns. Excited would be an understatement. It’s been a long time between holidays, and a long time since I was warm! As I’ve adopted capsule dressing, I’ve also thought about holiday packing and wanting to travel as minimally as possible. We are planning…

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