Hi everyone. My name is Kieren, and I'm one of the country's few male Midwives. I realise this site is predominantly for pregnant women, but I like to keep in touch with how you all feel about your pregnancies - your personal miracles. Many of you probably feel at worst frightened, at best on top of the world at the prospect of having a new baby. Everyone has a different outlook on their situation and I think it is brilliant that all the women in this forum are able to exchange advice and support for one another. I want to make myself accessible on this forum for anyone with questions or opinions that they might want to direct at me. I can't promise that I will always know the answers, but I shall do my best to point you in the right direction. If you want to discuss something personal you don't want everybody to see then feel free to pm me. Any advice I do give is my opinion. I would like to point out that although I am a practicing midwife I cannot diagnose or treat any problems as I do not have access you your case files. My intention is to give a sence of direction and explain in more detail anything you do not understand. If you have anything troubling you in your pregnancy...no matter how small or stupid it seems...I urge you to discuss this with your medical practitioner/midwife.