The Village – Week 3: The Pelvic Floor (Part 1)

After having my daughter Ella, I changed the first question I ask new mums. Instead of ‘How’s the baby?’, ‘Are you feeling okay?’ or a more general ‘How are you doing?’ I now usually go with ‘How’s your vag?’ (by which I mean, how is that whole area of vagina and pelvic floor). Honestly, this…

The Village – Week 2: Conflicting Emotions

(Formerly published as Body Lessons 5: In Two Minds) My friend Daisy said something to me recently that got me thinking. We were checking in with each other during lockdown as we do most days; we both have baby girls the same age and in this strange time it is a relief to share the…

The Village – Week 1: Identity as Flow

We start The Village with a fairly chunky topic: how does our identity shift and change when we become mothers? For the purpose of the WhatsApp community, I will try and keep these weekly posts succinct, so that where possible you can read them in a couple of minutes on your Monday morning. As recently…