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Fed Up With Lazy Journalism

Another day, another article which blames obese mums and completely misrepresents the research it purports to be reporting on – lazy journalism. Thanks Helen McArdle ‘Health Correspondent’ for The Herald @HMcardleHT, for yet more scaremongering claptrap. Here’s the article: Let’s begin with the headline: “Offspring of obese mothers prone to childhood obesity because they develop ‘fatty […]

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How Risk Is Presented In Pregnancy

Today, Big Birtha was honoured to participate in a discussion about how risks are presented to women in pregnancy, organised by the British Pregnancy Advocacy Service (BPAS). The room was filled with intelligent, interesting and influential women, from many different backgrounds, but who all share the passion that the way things are at the moment

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The Marks Of Life

I’ve had this song going round in my head for days. In case you missed it, it’s blogger Sophie McCartney’s take on Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ from a Mum’s perspective; gagging at the smell of baby poo and vomit, dealing with toddler tantrums, wondering where that strange smell is coming from, dealing with fussy toddlers at

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