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Setting the Stage: The Childbed

19 January 2018

I know, I know.  It’s been ages (again).  I would offer you the usual excuses (post-doc applications, job hunting, life, etc.) but you’ve heard them all before....

Locating Birth within the Household

27 September 2017

I’m back!  Turns out the final stages of a PhD are really hard work and take up all of your time.  Who knew?! Anyway, today’s blog is about the location of childbirth...

Transition Day; Or The Emotions of Parenting

8 July 2016

Today is a big day in our household – it’s Transition Day.  For those not in the know, it is the day when school children test out next year’s teachers and classrooms. ...

Time, touch, emotion and swaddling

14 April 2016

I have a bee in my bonnet about swaddling. Really, I should currently be tearing my hair out trying to finish a document entitled ‘What is my thesis about?’, but the bee...