Why I adore my second baby

I looked at my toddler, pottering about our apartment and I wondered. How could I ever love another one this much? How could there be room in my heart for another one? Then my second baby was born and there was a new question. How could it be that I loved this one not more..but…

I want another baby… if hormones could talk

Moments after my second baby was born, still high on a powerful cocktail of endorphins and oxytocin. Elation and love from the birth I so wanted, at home surrounded by familiarity and family. When can I do this again? Not voiced though (only the crazed sounds of the hormones talking) The smell of his head.…

Five myths about homebirth

Homebirths in Ireland are rare. For most people it seems to be accepted that giving birth is a medical concern, best occurring in a hospital with machines, drugs and a football-team-worth of people to gaze at the machines, administer the drugs and coach you through the excruciating experience that is bringing life into the world.…