baby in the womb‘You don’t choose which womb you grow in, or the room you’re born in, but both have a significance in your life.’

I’ve been saying this for several years and was recently lambasted for doing so. It was felt that it is a rather negative statement but I defended my stance. It can be viewed from many angles.

The circumstances of your conception, birth and early childhood have a significance and that’s why at Daniel’s Den we are here to offer support and encouragement to the children and their parents/carers at this most important stage of life. Offering practical support at the grass roots level – accessible for all.

Attending the inaugural conference of 1001 critical first day’s conference on June 9th 2016 stirred up my thoughts again about my womb/room comment.

And then the words of Psalm 139 were read at the service to celebrate the Queen’s 90 years on the following day – ‘For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’

Each child is unique. Each parent is unique. This relationship is complex and diverse yet there is a universal need for safe spaces and rich experiences for this is to develop.

The knitting together starts in the womb (or even in the twinkle of the eye) but it doesn’t stop there.

It’s great to see this subject being taken seriously.