Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) can be frightening. When this happens pre-term (PPROM), it is an even scarier prospect. Mother Sider Chloe recently gave birth to twins and has kindly agreed to share her experience of PPROM… Over to Chloe… Walking through the arrivals terminal in Birmingham airport on our way back from a family … More How it Feels: Pregnancy with PPROM
Hi there Mother Siders, Last time I wrote about the dilemma of deciding where is best to deliver my baby. Well, it seems that that choice may not, in fact, be ours to make. Baby is steadfastly breech. I know this because baby has its head squarely in my chest cavity and it feels like … More Once More Unto The Bre[e]ch (Natalie)
My breastfeeding journey started in 2012 and just finished three months ago. I am currently feeling quite mixed emotions ranging between nostalgic and relieved. I have carried and breastfed my three boys for the past six years and, as my youngest is now heading towards the age of two, it seems a good time to tell my story. During World … More What Nursing Three Children has Taught me about Breastfeeding (Marissa)
Despite the WHO’s recommendation that donated breast milk is the next best alternative to breastfeeding your own baby, many people don’t know that it is an option. Others find it strange, which seems odd, given that we rely on others for blood donations, stem cells, bone marrow and organs. There are currently 17 milk banks … More How it Feels: Using Donated Breast Milk and Becoming A Donor
Alongside our homebirth preparations, trying to prepare Primrose for the baby’s arrival and gearing up for the actual birth of this baby, the postpartum stage of pregnancy has been at the forefront of my mind. Those of you who’ve been with us since the early days of Tales from the Mother Side may remember my … More Preparing for a Positive Postpartum.
As part of World Breastfeeding Week, Mother Sider Lyndsey has written us a fantastic post about nursing her oldest son, Thomas, through her second pregnancy and tandem feeding him alongside his little brother, Samuel. We hadn’t heard of tandem feeding before having our own babies, yet many women tandem feed twins or a toddler and baby … More WBW2017: Nursing through Pregnancy and Tandem Breastfeeding
In addition to being in the middle of National Bed Month, we are also in the middle of Safer Sleep Week. In honour of this, we have Tribe Member Fran as our first guest writer, talking about something that Lauren and I have little experience of: Bed Sharing. Often (wrongly) referred to as ‘cosleeping’, bed … More Celebrating ‘Safer Sleep Week’ with our FIRST EVER guest post…