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Remembering, Gently

Sensitivity warning – this post mentions pregnancy loss. I would never wish to cause anyone distress, so if this is not the right time...

Please Don't Apologise For Having A Vagina

Last week I had a fabulous day teaching at a Women’s Health workshop for registrars training to be specialist GPs. I love this part time...

A Safe Place

There is a couch in my consulting room. It is not much to look at. I bought it online so that new mums could be more comfortable...

What is your Secret Dream?

My older daughter is nine years old. She has soft brown eyes and long, wavy hair that takes patient brushing each morning. She has no...

Being Kind To Your Body After Birth

Pregnancy and birth change us in so many ways. Our hearts expand and stretch. We learn a multitude of new skills. We discover how to...

A Lockdown Midnight Feast

One of the best things about being a mother is getting to rediscover my favourite children’s books. I spent much of my childhood immersed...

I Know I Will Miss This One Day

I had a mini-escape earlier this year. An escape from motherhood, from work, from laundry. It was short but glorious. I was sitting an...

Letting Go Of The Mother Guilt

My youngest child is now 18 months old, and he is adorable. He is the cuddliest of all my babies and has a truly sweet and sensitive...

Where Have All The GPs Gone?

Let me tell you about a beautiful little town on the coast in south west Victoria. It is nestled around a port, with quiet beaches and...

What I Wish I Knew

It has been ten years since my first child was born, but I still have very vivid memories of that time. Certain sounds, smells and images...

5 Things I Want My Patients To Know

Every day in general practice is a new adventure. I can safely say in several years of working as a GP that I have never had two days the...

Welcome

I have started this website to help improve access to breastfeeding and sleep support in Portland and the surrounding areas. My intention...