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March 27, 2016

A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 7

Day 7 – Literary Festival Today I finally woke at a reasonable time and found at 09.30 Muna was already here and wondering if I would like to accompany her to the Karachi literary festival, where she excitedly said I would meet lots of feminist and free thinking woman like me! It was being held […]

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March 26, 2016

A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 6

Day 6 – Cultural Differences  Late last night, when I was just about ready to check into my bed, Muna arrived! The culture here that the day starts late and ends even later. While that fits in with my current jet lag, it’s hard to get my head around. I still feel terribly guilty getting […]

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March 25, 2016

A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 5

Day 5 – Paperwork, Preparations and a Pool “Please” I woke up saying “please let’s have a relaxed day of no restaurants, lunches, trips out, family visits, discussions or debates”. I am exhausted with the loveliness of it all. The best thing is I slept quite well so I am feeling much better than the […]

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March 24, 2016

A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 4

Day 4 – Food, Glorious Food I am not sure if it is jet lag or just insomnia but I managed at most around 5 hours sleep last night and woke this morning feeling very tired, muggy and with a thick headache. I wondered if I could get through the day! Sunia served me a […]

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March 23, 2016

A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 3

Day 3 – A Trip to the Shops Thinking I had escaped it, jet lag hit hard last night and, following a period of insomnia, I struggled to wake this morning at 10.30 and did so with a muggy head. Mornings in this household are late and unhurried, so it compliments my current cycle and, […]

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March 22, 2016

A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 2

Day 2- Birth Plans I woke up this morning wondering what the day ahead would hold as I was going with Sofia to consult with a doctor. Sofia wants a home VBAC but her extended family are not supportive due to worries about safety. Pakistanis, no matter how westernised, are very patriarchal, and when a […]

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March 21, 2016

A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 1

DAY 1 – Touchdown in Karachi  It is not one but two flights I was about to embark on, and although I usually love travelling, on this occasion I wasn’t looking forward to the long journey ahead. The journey and adventure I was about to go on was not without worry and trepidation especially having […]

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March 19, 2016

Watch This Space for something new from Virginia Howes…

Did you read “The Baby’s Coming” by Virginia Howes? The 5 star book told her journey to qualifying as a midwife, as well as the stories of some of her most memorable births. Virginia continues to be involved with amazing woman and fantastic birth stories and she has decided to give her latest story to us […]


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