Author Archives: Ly Malnick

Considering colic…

In my work as a doula and childbirth educator, I’m often asked in the weeks/months following the birth to support mum’s who have a baby with colic.  I always struggle with the term “colic”, as really it isn’t a diagnosis … Continue reading

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Boost your Iron!

A friend of mine has asked me to make her and her pregnant friend a batch of iron tonic, and I thought it might be a good idea to put up a post about this for those of you who … Continue reading

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Freedom for Birth

Hi all, I know it’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything, but I’m really excited to be letting you know about an upcoming film screening that I’ll be hosting, along with the Bristol Doula Network, in Bristol. We’ll … Continue reading

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Baby-Led Weaning…in the news

Hi all, Read an interesting article on BBC news recently clocking some early research into baby-led weaning (BLW).  The study indicated that spoon feeding babies may result in babies developing a sweeter tooth than non-spoonfed babies.  Results also indicated a … Continue reading

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Creating Menstrual Health

Dear all, I attended an amazing workshop today run by Alexandra Pope on menstrual health.  As someone who has charted her cycle from the physical point of view (i.e. noting when I ovulate and when I bleed), this was a … Continue reading

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We Can Be Much Kinder – A Bit About Cord Clamping

Hello all, I’ve recently been having some discussions about the various advantages of leaving the umbilical cord intact until it finished pulsating.  It seems that there are still many women who are not aware that they have a choice in … Continue reading

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One World Birth – Launch

Hi everyone, The One World Birth project has now officially launched…check it out here!  I think they are a hugely passionate bunch doing a very interesting project, and there are some great clips to watch on the site.  Nothing more … Continue reading

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Long term health and our earliest days…

Very interesting programme on BBC 2 Horizon, called The Nine Months That Made You (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013c8kd).  I really recommend watching it.  The basic idea is that by looking at how our time in the womb, which is connected to our birth … Continue reading

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Why have a Birth Partner? In the news…

Very interesting bit on Woman’s Hour (22 June; it begins at about 24 minutes) discussing a scheme that offers birthing women in a hospital in Hackney the presence of a birth buddy, or doula, for their birth.  The scheme began … Continue reading

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One World Birth

Hi all, I sat in on a webinar (online seminar) to find out more about the One World Birth project.  This is a really interesting project and I would definitely encourage you to keep in touch with them through their … Continue reading

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