Role Swap

Last time I left you I was jumping out a window. Well I jumped and landed on my feet (thankfully) in a completely different location than what was expected. Boy did that post come bite me on the butt! I was going to go work in central Australia, with endless blue skies and red dirt,…

Jumping out the window

Jumping out the window, its the alternative way to get out of the house, or in. Whether its a closed and locked door, or too dangerous of a door to be seen using, the window is the next, and usually only other option. Then, metaphorically speaking, maybe the door is just too predictable for you?…

Celebrate Your Next Victory

I opened up my parents fridge one day, late last year, trust me I open that fridge more than once a year to raid it of ingredients I need (I live 30metres away). Its like I’ve never left home.  In the door of the fridge was a bottle of Mumm Champagne (reasonably pricey) with these…

A heart full of Nepal

The 2 yr old daughter of a Nepali doctor, here at the hospital, arrives to dinner worn on the back of her Didi (Nanny). They spend the days together when her parents are busy in surgery or receiving new patients into the hospital. They talk in Nepali to each other, Didi following the little girl…

Doing your labour at home

I have a special feature to this post, a video of my sisters first labour at home, before she went into hospital. It features a day of activities, positions, locations, eating, drinking and laughing with family. Birth is normal. Early labour can go on for quite awhile, especially for first time mums. But this can…

‘Bad’ girls get to heaven

‘Are you religious?’ they ask, I sigh cause I can’t explain it all simply, and answer “Yes”. Wikipedia defines religion as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. The definition is all over the place but in…

Hand the baby over!

“Before I left, I made sure the baby was fast asleep, the washing folded, and dishes from dinner cleaned.”, “Every time I go out he texts me that he can’t find the pot to cook the pasta in, or the baby is crying and he doesn’t know what to do.”, “Last time I left him…

When your spouse changes and your not sure you like it.

There is the ongoing debate, do people actually change? I think hell yes! This debate is always around relationships and whether one of them will ever stop doing this, or start doing that. You can’t really answer that, but what I do know is that the person you married can almost seem a completely different…

When I found a photo of my midwife

I knew I had it somewhere, a picture of her holding my placenta, so we could take a photo of it. When I found it I started to cry, a lot, big tears, with copious amounts of snot running down my nose. She was my midwife for my second baby. It was the only birth…

First thoughts on Midwifery in Nepal

Before I have even set foot on Nepal soil I find myself pondering about what I will bring to it. What will I bring that is unique? Why will I be needed there? I have gained some good knowledge of the current maternity system there, through using Nepal as an assignment about how they are…