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Jenny is a Midwife, Nurse and Mum of two boys and a girl, all under eleven. She owns Midwife and Life, a pregnancy and parenting blog, and also educates other bloggers. You can find her with a cup of tea, her phone and usually a child or two. She loves giving real, honest advice about birth and beyond and will tell it like it is.