Grieving what is lost

The tears fall staining the front of my dress. Sobs rack my body and I struggle to catch my breath. There is pain deep in my chest, twisting knots that feel like my heart is tearing. This is grief. Grief...

Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health.

  Breastfeeding and Perinatal Mental Health Maternal mental health is challenging with the arrival of a new baby. The dynamics of family life change, relationships change and wellbeing can often be affected. One area that can have a big impact...

Finding your Happy Ending.

When I trained as a doula it helped me in so many ways. I learned about the physiology of birth the way a woman’s body responds, the role of hormones and way both a woman and those supporting her can...

I wish I could ban the word Failure.

‘I don’t believe in failure because simply by saying you’ve failed you’ve admitted you attempted and anyone who attempts is not a failure’ Failure, if I could ban any word it would be that one. Failure to thrive, Failure to progress,...