New Walk is the debut novel from Ellie Durant, writer of the popular blog Midwife Diaries and author of Becoming a Student Midwife: The Survival Guide for Passionate Applicants. I was lucky enough to be sent a pre-release copy to read and review by publishers Pinter & Martin. Chloe Cawthorne is carrying the weight of her mother’s … More Pre-Release Review: New Walk
Having followed Milli Hill and The Positive Birth Movement online for quite some time, I was incredibly excited about the release of this, her first book, and it didn’t disappoint. I can’t imagine there’s a single pregnant woman who won’t benefit from reading The Positive Birth Book (available from Pinter & Martin and other good … More Review: The Positive Birth Book
We started out preparing for this post by trawling through each of the party manifestos to gather information. We quickly realised that there was more vague and flowery language than in a ‘Creative Writing for Beginners’ class and every party, as always, makes pledges and promises that leave you wondering where the funding is going to come from. With … More GENERAL ELECTION: Making sense of those manifestos
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?
Those of you who follow us on Facebook will know that we recently put out a plea for guest writers – both of us were lucky to have largely straightforward pregnancies, followed by ‘natural’ labours and we parent in similar ways. Thus, our knowledge of certain areas is limited (or non-existent) and there are certain situations that we … More How It Feels: To Have a Baby Born Sleeping