The Fifty Minute Hour

Thoughts on therapy and life


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Premature Baby ‘Brought Back From Dead’ After Being Cuddled By Parents In Hospital Bed

Premature Baby ‘Brought Back From Dead’ After Being Cuddled By Parents In Hospital Bed.

Never underestimate the power of human contact.

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What Does a Feminist Mother Look Like? | Johanna Sartori

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mother and babyjulySo I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be both a feminist and a mother, can you really have it all, or does something have to give?  Then I got slightly incensed by Katie Hopkin’s latest proclamation that two weeks maternity leave is perfectly adequate, and put pen to paper (well, fingers to keyboard). The result is over at the Huffington Post, but you can click the link below to see it.

What Does a Feminist Mother Look Like? | Johanna Sartori.

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A test for post natal depression.

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Post Natal DepressionI’ve been reading news that Warwick University has developed a test to identify susceptibility to post natal depression (PND) which they think could be widely in use within 5 years.

The test would be given in early pregnancy and one can only hope that those delivering the results will choose not to use the researchers description of “faulty genes” as the reason for the woman having a higher risk factor. View the pictures →

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