Author Archives: Annika

Rape & Sexual Violence – Another Reason for PHSE in Schools

TRIGGER WARNING: This article may cause some upset to survivors of rape and sexual violence. It may cause some upset to all readers. Womankind is currently in support of PHSE of becoming part of the national curriculum. “This is an … Continue reading

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First Time Mum

You want to know something?  I never really got motherhood, before I had my baby a month ago. Even when I was pregnant, it was hard to think of ‘us’ as opposed to ‘me’.  I had all sorts of ideas … Continue reading

Posted in birth, breastfeeding, gender stereotypes, introduction, post-natal depression, pregnancy, the "terrible mum" complex | 10 Comments

Domestic Violence and Pregnancy

Were you asked about domestic violence, when you were pregnant? I wasn’t. My doctor didn’t ask me, when I had told her the news. At the booking clinic, it was never mentioned, not even when I was alone with the … Continue reading

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