Baby got back (pain)

After the birth of my youngest, my back was a bit of a mess. It was after my first baby, too, but the second one really took the biscuit. I had trouble with it early on in the pregnancy, with ligament pain. It escalated from there. By the time I hit the 41 week mark, I was in real trouble with pelvic girdle problems that meant even getting out of bed was a nightmare.

During check ups, my midwives told my my baby was posterior, meaning facing the front. “Sunny-side up” was how my eldest presented too, and I knew what that meant- hideous back labour. One of the worst things I’ve ever felt, personally.

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The Alternative Therapies in my Newsfeed: A side-effect

There are a lot of things that appear in my news and social feeds that would maybe surprise the people that know me. At first glance, they’d wonder why so much pseudoscience cluttered my socials. Alternative therapies up the wazoo. They’d think “Whoooooo, is their targeting way off! No way is she buying a salt lamp or a crystal water bottle or a bunch of oils!”

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The thing is, when you write about stuff like that, it seems internet algorithms don’t much care if you’re writing about it because it’s woo you want to warn people against. You googled it, you clicked links, you found Facebook and twitter pages. Therefore, you wanna see it! So, for the last little while, I’ve been seeing a petition shared around, asking people to sign to block changes to health fund rebates for alternative therapies. Mainly from alternative therapists, annoyed that their services will no longer be covered.

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Crystals HERE, Crystals THERE, Crystals, Crystals, Everywhere!

Okay, this is getting out of hand. So much magic rock fuckery is appearing in my social feeds and it’s starting to get me hot under the collar. I do not ‘like’ or ‘follow’ crystal healing pages. Shocking, I know!

The reason I am getting flooded with crystal propaganda, I think, is because the shills for Big Crystals tend to target their advertising at a certain demographic. My demographic. Women of a certain age. Apparently, we all like pretty rocks. I mean, that’s kinda fair. I do like pretty rocks. But I don’t like being sold overpriced pretty rocks that come with a lot of bullshit promises.

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