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Mama Breastfeed

Mama Breastfeed

Let me share with you the importance of breastfeeding, the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child and the risk of formula feeding. I recommend that all women learn about breastfeeding during pregnancy and share the information they have gained with their...

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Why i want to decolonise everything!

Why i want to decolonise everything!

How the Decolonising Health symposium made me want to decolonise everything!!! OK, so it’s World Health Day today and there is no time like the present to hand in my review of the Decolonising Health (in society, science and museums) symposium at the...

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Erica Garner – Say Her Name

Erica Garner – Say Her Name

What a way to end 2017. With the death of another beautiful black woman. An activist. A woman who shouted out her father’s dying words ‘I can’t breathe’. A young mother of two, one a baby born just a few short months ago.  She died of a heart attack. Her heart...

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Listening to the Legacy of Feminine Laywork

Listening to the Legacy of Feminine Laywork

As I sit down to plan my short piece as a guest for Nyumbani kwa Mama, academic jargon from my A level media lessons enter my mind. I think about intertextuality. I remember that class, it gave me 'a' piece of vocabulary that I needed. Accustomed to speaking broken...

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Being a Postnatal Doula

Being a Postnatal Doula

Most people I meet have never heard of a doula, the people who have often don’t know that some doulas, like myself only work postnatally.  I did a full doula preparation course and I was excited to work with pregnant and birthing women but I didn’t see how being at a...

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Othering

Othering

othering ˈʌðə/ verb gerund or present participle: othering view or treat (a person or group of people) as intrinsically different from and alien to oneself. “a critique of the ways in which the elderly are othered by society” Like many I am so raw today. There is no...

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Jamaican Fish Tea (soup) for recovery after birth

Jamaican Fish Tea (soup) for recovery after birth

We all know It can be hard to prepare meals when trying to adjust to your new life with a newborn baby.   Your nutrition plays a big role in recovery, even more so if your recovering from a long complicated birth, cesarean birth or /and are breastfeeding your baby....

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