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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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To The Mother Of An Unwell Child

To the mother of an unwell child; my heart breaks that you find yourself in this situation, a place where none of us expect to visit, wishing you could change circumstances beyond your control. For a long time I was somewhat ignorant of just how excruciatingly hard and painful the road you are walking is… until I had my own child. Whilst I cannot fully relate to your experience, I now witness it from a very different perspective.

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It takes a village to nurture a mother and raise a child

This Mother’s Day I reflect upon not just my own mother and mother in law, but also the many women who have mothered me across my lifetime, in particular those who have seen me through my own journey to becoming and being a mother. There are many women in my life who may not yet be mother’s themselves, yet have been there as a mum to me. Today I acknowledge all the women who are a mother to someone – be it biological, emotional, spiritual or a woman who has mentored someone at some stage in their life.

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