Ever wish you had a way of helping women know they're normal and good enough?
The fourth trimester theory can help with that.
I have a really good friend. We’ll call her Pippa.
I was thrilled to go and help Pippa when she’d just had her baby. You know the kind of thing. Keep the fridge stocked, keep bringing her water for breastfeeding support because it drains you dry. Hold the baby when she asked. Empty the bins. Tell her she was the best mother on the planet.
I loved every second of it, when you have a midwifery background and you just get to do nice things for someone you love, it’s the best.
When I left it was November and Pippa’s baby was ten days old. She said cheerily ‘Come back at Christmas!’ (we tend to meet up at Christmas) ‘He’ll be sleeping through by then.’