How it feels: A Deaf Mama’s Journey through Pregnancy, Labour and Motherhood

If you haven’t already, do read the first part of Mother Sider Phoebe’s post here. She has written these two brilliant posts for us as part of Deaf Awareness Week 2017. Back to Phoebe… I have dated hearing guys in the past and struggled, especially when we were with their friends as they would talk … More How it feels: A Deaf Mama’s Journey through Pregnancy, Labour and Motherhood

How it Feels: Abortion

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of a Mother Sider who has asked to remain anonymous as, apart from her husband, nobody knows of her experience. Sadly, the stigma associated with abortion means many woman are unable to confide in their friends and family – often for cultural or religious reasons (as is the case here), … More How it Feels: Abortion

Doulas: Why Bother?

Jo: “I first met Cathy at a Baby Show. She was calm, friendly and listened to me banging on about how she has the BEST job! When I organised an event with the La Leche League recently, Cathy was one of our stallholders and, again, her warmth and enthusiasm about positive birth experiences made me think she’d be … More Doulas: Why Bother?

The A-Z of Pregnancy

Ever heard of LMPs, EDDs or rhesus -/+? We hadn’t, either. Pregnancy is filled with more jargon and indecipherable acronyms than a Government White Paper and can confuse even the most savvy and informed mamas. So, here is our A-Z of pregnancy. We hope it’s helpful and are happy to receive any suggestions for further … More The A-Z of Pregnancy

28.02.2017 World Rare Disease Day: Our Genetics Journey, Part 2.

If you haven’t read Part 1 on this post, it is available here. Now, we’re fast forwarding from the point where we discovered we were having a daughter, past her birth in September 2015, up to November 2016… – We had previously agreed that, regardless of Primrose’s age, we would begin trying for another baby … More 28.02.2017 World Rare Disease Day: Our Genetics Journey, Part 2.

28.02.2017 World Rare Disease Day: Our Genetics Journey, Part 1.

This Tuesday is World Rare Disease Day. It’s a poignant one for my family and many others… From a young age, I’ve known that there was a possibility of me carrying Pelizaeus Merzbacher Disease (PMD), the condition that means the sufferer has no myelin that caused both my uncle and my brother to pass away in infancy. Similar … More 28.02.2017 World Rare Disease Day: Our Genetics Journey, Part 1.