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Maia

Maia Dunphy naively thought working from home once she had a baby would be easy. She was wrong…

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May 31, 2016
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All You Need To Know About Placenta Lasagne

Coleen Rooney was back in the papers last week with her latest post-pregnancy update. Now this may be a contentious topic for some, because we’re talking about placenta munching. But for those of you who might be faint of heart, fear not; Coleen didn’t serve it up with fava beans […]
May 26, 2016
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The Truth About Pureed Paw-Paw And Kale Chips

I’m so excited by the buzz The M Word has generated so far. It’s reassuring to know my random thoughts and mild panics at 4am are not exclusive to me. But there have been a few newspaper headlines (well, somewhere around page 17 mostly), that have made me frown a little. […]
May 23, 2016
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Then. And now.

Childhood. How did we survive? Maia
May 19, 2016
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Finding A Balance

It ain’t easy. Maia
May 17, 2016
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That First Time You Enter The Maternity Ward, For Real

Let me just set out my stall — I think midwives and nurses are extraordinary people who should be paid the same as boom-time property magnates (although if that were the case, they’d probably all be living off-shore at the moment which would be no good to us). Yes, midwives and nurses are […]
May 11, 2016
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The Advice You DON’T Want When Pregnant

In the year 2015 BC (before child), I received lots of advice and tips, and even a photo of someone’s damaged vagina. Most of it I listened to, smiled and nodded begrudgingly (except for the photo which arrived by email from a colleague I had worked with ten years ago. There […]

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