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I wasn’t originally going to post this link, and settled for sharing it privately with a couple of friends. However, after having spent several hours immersed in it this evening I can’t NOT share it:

Navelgazing Midwife

It’s not often I enjoy reading a blog as much as I have this one, particularly ones about aspects of childbirth and parenting. Most of the blogs I read that are pro-breastfeeding / natural parenting etc become repetitive, and many are patronising or condescending towards those who choose to meander from the crunchiest path possible (“you VACCINATE? gosh, you must be able to see the mercury emanating from your child”, etc). To me, reading her experiences with birth are as much about feminism and supporting women as they are about the actual process of birth.

The honest approach of this amazing lady — who is a mum, an experienced midwife and doula — is just so refreshing to read. Love it.

Jem Turner +44(0)7521056376

2 comments so far

  1. Anthony said:

    Work’s firewall blocks it as a ‘sex’ site site. I suppose it is really.

    Ah well, I might have a read later. I may be just a Dad but it’s all interesting. I can always point my wife in it’s direction if it’s too icky. ;)

  2. Mumblies said:

    What an amazing woman she is too. I’ve bookmarked this blog alongside the only other one I’ve seen thus far on the interwebs… and that is yours Jem. Thanks for sharing, I have some wonderfully interesting reading to keep me going in between reading your blog and my eternally dull and boring life (when I’m not spending time with you lot and the sunshine of my life aka Fizzybella)