Health, Inspiration, My Journey

Next Birth After Caesarean – Navigating the System and Defending One’s Birth Rights

After the birth of my daughter, I wrote about when birth does not go according to expectations, with her delivery resulting in a caesarean section. A previous surgical birth had multiple implications for my second pregnancy and delivery, the major one being the freedom of choice and support pertaining to a repeat caesarean section or vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).

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Practical Parenting, Things I Love

Minitalia – The Creative Way to Learn Italian!

One of the things I love about my husband (amongst many others) is his Italian heritage; the culture, the food, the music and of course Italy itself! Our holiday to Italy in 2012 was my first overseas trip and perhaps the most memorable holiday I have had thus far so I am very fond of all things Italian. My husband grew up speaking Italian at an early age, but his parents were advised to start speaking only English in the home once he reached kindergarten and over time he just started to communicate in English only. How things have changed since then, with many bilingual parents communicating to their children in their native language with the child learning English outside of the home.

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