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March 2020: month in review

So January lasted forever, February disappeared in an instant. And March changed the world completely! Family: excitement at the start of the month as Chris got a new job, but then panic at the end of the month as we try to make sure it is going ahead in May. The biggest change to family […]

Social distancing versus self-isolation

Social distancing and self-isolation are not interchangeable! The only commonality is to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently!   EVERYONE in the UK should be social distancing at the moment. Avoid contact with other people unless necessary. SIMPLE! Work from home unless you are a key worker Keep children at home unless you are a […]

For my self isolating mum on Mother’s Day

My parents have decided to self-isolate and so for the first time I am not spending Mother’s Day with my mum. Who knows if we’ll be back together in time for Father’s Day?! Normally I see my mum every day as they live so close; it has been really odd not being able to pop […]

The social dangers of coronavirus measures

There is a lot of talk on social media and in the press about the measured response in the UK compared to other countries. I fully expect schools and businesses to close at some point but for now we need to keep the economy afloat and protect our society from a number of other factors […]

How does it feel to have a male midwife or health visitor?

Zach’s fourth birthday is rapidly approaching (how the heck did that happen?!) and I have been thinking back to his birth and early days. My first health visitor was a man and I did not feel comfortable about discussing contraception, breastfeeding, the sheer exhaustion of having 3 children aged 5 and under. I don’t think […]