Can we please stop saying ‘all that matters is that you have a healthy baby’

It goes without saying that, of course, I am unbelievably grateful to have a healthy child. But that does not mean that I cannot also feel sadness and disappointment about my birth experience. When you say ‘all that matters is that your baby is healthy’ you are perpetuating a culture that is silencing women who are hurting. A culture that says, it does not matter what level of trauma goes on behind the closed doors of the birthing suite, as long as everyone comes out alive.

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Parenting advice I am glad I did not take

You receive so much advice when you are pregnant or have a new baby. Some of it is amazing, as let’s face it, motherhood is a major learning curve. But not all advice you receive is right for you, or your baby. Here is some parenting advice I received that I am glad I did not take on board.

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