Category: family

I’M WRITING A BOOK!

April 2017 I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. I’m currently taking a break from most of my freelance journalism in order to write the book, but am […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In my August family column I wrote about the joys of punting and tried out a Little Kickers class.

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

For the June issue, a column about the life lessons I hope my children will learn which took me too long, and a rather disastrous first trip to the ballet for my daughter

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In the past 24 hours alone, my children have asked me questions including: “What is bone made of?”, “What do octopuses do?”, “Why is the sky blue?” and “What is the sound barrier?” To my shame, I find it hard to answer such questions – but luckily there’s a new children’s class which bridges the […]

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE GIVEN A KIDNEY — Healthy

  For the latest issue of Healthy, I spoke to a kidney donor and recipient, as well as a consultant transplant surgeon. Please click on the link below to read a PDF of the piece. 82-83_H133_WhatItFeelsLikeFIN    

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxford Times

TAKING THE LEAD FROM PREMATURE BABIES WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR CARE — Nursing Standard

The stress premature babies experience in neonatal units can have lasting effects. But at University College London Hospital, nurses trained in the NIDCAP approach are guided by babies’ cues and prioritise their comfort…

GROWING OUT OF SCHOOLGIRL BITCHINESS – – Glamour

Delighted to write for this month’s GLAMOUR about how schoolgirl bitchiness haunts us well into womanhood. Loved the positive response to this piece.

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

It was a bit like One Born Every Minute, except in a barn filled with people and without all the screaming.

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE — Healthy

For the March/April issue of Healthy, I interviewed Laura Dernie about why she has set up mental health charity mydiscombobulatedbrain.com

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