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Ultrasounds – The Information I Wish Had Been Shared

Ultrasounds – The Information I Wish Had Been Shared

I would like to open this post by sharing with you that I am a mother of two children, the eldest being 2 years and 7 months, and my youngest being 8 months old.  I had two scans, with my eldest child and three with my youngest.  It is neither my intention to scaremonger or make people feel insecure or guilty about decisions that they have made during previous pregnancies.  However, as a childbirth educator who spends a lot of time talking about the rights of pregnant women and the importance of being able to make informed choices, around pregnancy and birth; I feel compelled to share some of the information that was presented to me, surrounding the use of ultrasound during pregnancy, at a seminar held by the Hypnbirthing Association with speaker Dr Sarah Buckley, natural childbirth expert.  I share, so that should you choose to have another child later on down the line, this blog sets you on your own path to search out more information to enable you to make an informed choice about what is right for you and your baby. From the moment that I found out I was pregnant, I made calculated choices,  about the things that were important to me and that felt right for  my baby.  ...

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When Good Enough, is Great!

When Good Enough, is Great!

So, for those of you have been following my posts you will already know that he Duchess of Cambridge is my BFF and I won’t have a word said against her.  However, as news filters out into the press from well-meaning friends – not me, I hastened to add - about how ‘perfect’ her birth was, it occurred to me, how glad I am, that I don’t have to sit on such a very high pedestal every, single day. I mean don’t get me wrong, I get it, Kate is perfect.  She’s had the perfect birth, she’s got the perfect hairdresser, she’s got the perfect Jenny Packham dress, she is perfection personified and that is as it should be, because she is not just a Princess, she is our future Queen.  However, there’s definitely part of me, that wonders about the part of her, that’s still just a little bit Kate Middleton…The bit that isn’t The Princess, the bit that’s just like you and me, because it’s that bit, I worry about a little bit….Because in the real world, where quite often, we’re not married to the perfect partner, don’t have the perfect job, hair, pets, children we often feel the pressure to act as though we do.  Paradoxically, often, it’s the preoccupation we have with trying to attain perfection...

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