My work on sexual and reproductive health in August covered everything from heavy vaginal bleeding to painful (and even traumatic) vaginal childbirth, as well as looking at the lesser known (and surprisingly common) sexually transmitted virus HPV. 2018 marks the ten year anniversary of free HPV vaccines for girls over the age of 12 on […]
It’s been a while since my last work update – I’ve spent a lot of the last few months with my head down, immersed in a slightly all-consuming project that I’m excited to be able to share with you soon. In the meantime though, I’ve also been quietly cracking on with work on my usual […]
In July I wrote for The Guardian about two very special people in my life. I made so many wonderful friendships during my time at Women for Refugee Women, but this one has definitely had the most impact on me as a person. A moment that changed me: becoming godmother to a refugee’s baby – for The […]
In the last couple of weeks I’ve written my first two pieces for Grazia Daily. In the first, I explore the shame and stigma surrounding women’s experiences of antenatal depression during pregnancy. The second looks at the varying cost of childcare globally, and where best to live as a working mother. Thank you to all the […]
Pregnancy and baby charity Tommy’s last week launched an important campaign on mental health during pregnancy, with the goal of raising awareness of ante-natal depression and anxiety – conditions that are far less commonly discussed than post-natal depression. According to Tommy’s 10-15 per cent of all pregnant women struggle with mental health problems, most commonly depression […]
A feminist perspective on the new shared parental leave legislation, by me for Reed. Click to read in full.
A recent series I worked on with therapists from rscpp.co.uk, looking at the psychological impact of having a baby, and what new parents or parents-to-be can do to look after themselves as well as their new arrival: How to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy How to deal with post-natal mental […]