HPV, meningitis, vaccines and heartache.

Jay KellyBlog, Parenting

There’s not much worse than a Facebook post about vaccines for raising your blood pressure! I am writing this blog post because when I wrote a long reply (which bizarrely failed to post and vanished from the reply box) to someone who had left me feeling insulted by her response to my share about a Cochran review about the HPV … Read More

A public outcry that affects nothing.

Jay KellyBlog, Parenting

outcry politics frustration

A public outcry that affects nothing.Changes zilch. Except I feel a little better. To all the human people out there. This isn’t my normal post about fertility,  surrogacy,  health, positivity, whatever. I’m tired tonight. Emotionally, rather than physically. Though I am in a normal state of physical tiredness too. The world has gone mad. And I’m so very tired of … Read More

Ways to keep calm in pregnancy

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Parenting, Pregnancy, Well Woman

ways to keep calm in pregnancy

You can never have enough support. And there’s a wealth of it out there. Netmums, Facebook groups, NCT classes, friends, I could go on… My most favourite support group in recent times is the Positive Birth Movement. A non-judgmental grassroots movement. The group aim is to enable free to access to support. An organisation aiming for all women to have … Read More

Birth trauma and post traumatic stress

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Parenting, Well Woman

PTSD & Birth trauma PND

Birth trauma and post-traumatic stress Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) affects so many people, and can have the most horrendous side effects and ruin many lives. Being someone who dislikes that people are put into boxes of ‘disorders’ and personalities types, I see the individuals who have been through a trauma and are having difficulty functioning or adjusting to life post … Read More

The mayonnaise jar and the coffee

iamjaykellyBlog, Fertile Man, Parenting, Well Woman

uplifting and positive story

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the coffee… A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty […]

9 Tips for Long-Haul Flights with small children

iamjaykellyBlog, Parenting

“You’re brave” is all that I heard for a month before embarking on my travels exploring Australia with my four children. The eldest being 6, a tantrum filled 3 year old & 10 month-old twins. Most people get their travelling out of their system before they have children and then settle down and enjoy ‘less […]