Can it be that dangerous?

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It is comments like this whether it be true or false that remind me of how lucky we are. Here in the UK, the NHS remains free at the point of need which is definitely useful if you are about to give birth.

The NHS is not perfect but we sure do have it a lot better than some others.  All we need to do is take a look at the healthcare systems in other parts of the world.

I do pray that healthcare in Nigeria and other parts of the world improves to the point of rivalling healthcare in the United States and the UK as they have the academic talent needed.

Simply Incredible

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This looks amazing! This photo captured the birth of a baby born in the red sea. The placenta is being held in the bowl and the umbilical cord is still attached to the baby. This must have been truly special to witness. How many people can say they gave birth at sea literally!

They say water births are the most relaxing and stress-free so I guess this must be so and even better if it’s in the warm red sea rather than a birthing pool.

I did not get to have a water birth during my 3 experiences of childbirth.  Had I thought of this I would have definitely added the red sea to my birthing plan lol

It’s Mother’s Day Who Cares!

This is exactly how I used to feel whenever it was mothers day. My mum passed away when I was 4 years old so I never felt like celebrating someone I didn’t have.

Fast forward many years later. Now that I have become a mother I have realised that giving birth doesn’t make you a mother. I know many people who do not have children of their own but are most definitely mothers. I believe it is how you care and love a child that matters.

So I say Happy Mothers Day to any woman who is considered a mother in the child’s eyes. They should all be celebrated!

My Child is Better Than Yours

Speaking to other mums I get a general feeling that everyone seems to think that their child is advanced. This would be great if it were true but generally speaking I think we are all a bit bias and think that our children are made of gold dust.

Today I took my son for his 2 year old check. I’ve been for this check before with my older child so I knew what to expect. To say that this Health Visitor was piling on the pressure would be an understatement. At one point she asked him to balance on one leg and when he didn’t she said “we’ll need to address this at the end, its very important”. I mean seriously you could see the disinterest written all over his face. This is a very active 2 year old that has weekly rugby lessons. I’m sure if he wanted to stand on one leg he could.

Some parents take these remarks that the professionals say so seriously. I think we need to stop focusing too much on what they say. I choose to pay a little bit more attention to my own expectations as I know my child best.