We are so used to feeling in control. Striving, planning, implementing so much of our lives is about control.  I think that can be one of the hardest lessons to learn with having a baby, that ultimately we are no longer in control.   It always makes me smile when I hear women talking about ...

Breastfeeding is all sorts of fabulous – challenging, rewarding, great for you and your baby. Oh and convenient, free… the list goes on. But the one thing it shouldn’t be is painful.   If your nipples are sore when you start breastfeeding, it might be that they’re just getting used to the hungry sucking of ...

The decision to try for a baby came quickly and easily. For us, the pregnancy came easily too, and the whole nine months (OK, the last six months) were a dreamy happiness. In meetings at work I’d stroke my bump and think, I’ve got a future here inside me, and I’ve got company.   I ...