'Self Care', OR 'FITTING YOUR OWN MASK FIRST' is the catch cry of the modern woman. We are expected to have it all, to do it all, all the while the menfolk are not under this pressure. This blog post offers you an insightful TEDTALK that may just blow your mind! It addresses the balance of 'needs' and 'wants' when dealing with our children. I also offer you further resources to help you explore this new way of thinking.
Babywearing is a big industry...so this means that of course there are rubbish products. At best they are uncomfortable, at worst they are deadly. So before you wear your baby, be informed about what is considered a good option and which options are to be avoided.
Humans are mammals, animals. Birth is a natural biological event. So it should be easy right? And we don't deserve a pat on the back for such a basic function? It would be like getting a gold sticker for shitting in the potty.
And yet, we -the humans- do not experience childbirth like other mammals. Other primates have an easier time of it than us. So why is human birthing so difficult? Why do so many view it as dangerous and why have we developed entire industries devoted to reproductive management?
Whilst some would dismiss the amazing reproductive abilities of human females as 'just biology', others declare it dangerous and beyond the capabilities of women, requiring interventions and management. So what is the deal? Is human birth dangerous? have we evolved beyond ourselves? Is that even possible?
err...then how do you know the 'due date'? and why would not knowing this make a random date passing dangerous?
When first venturing into parenthood, we are inundated with options. One of those is whether or not to give your newborn baby Vitamin K (either as 3 oral doses, or more commonly as an injection at birth).
This post provides links, highlights in blue, to get you started in making an informed decision regarding 'GBS'.
Selected Articles by Catherine around the web:
bellabirth.wordpress.com | evolutionary parenting | pregnancy.com.au |
| birth without fear | newborn mothers | PBBMedia |