If you are traveling to Dhaka with a wee one for the very first time, you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. What should you pack? How many nappies would it take to cross the…

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‘I think I see a wee willy.’ said the midwife. ‘Congratulations! You are having a boy.’ A boy? My mind went blank. ‘Can you check again?’ Nizar leaned forward in his chair as though searching…

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Hurtling through the Dhaka air, it all felt like a dream. I sat very still as the big bird whizzed past a kuasha-laced landscape that could easily have been mistaken for any other city in the…

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As I walked out of Royal South Hants Hospital on the 6th of June, ten days past my due date, my eyes were moist with freshly wiped tears. The midwife had unsuccessfully attempted a membrane…

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  Planning a day trip to London used to be a regular bit of work for me. I was nipping in and out of the city on a weekly basis, working at Heathrow, spending weekends…

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