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mears is thinking of leaving us. Action required NOW.

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bubble99 Sat 18-Jun-05 21:04:39

Without wishing to sound too shmaltzy, mears, for me, has been amazing. She has helped me over the last few months with so many things. In the darkest days after Bo died she responded to so many of my seemingly daft questions with wisdom, compassion and humour. Heck! She is The Queen Mum of mumsnet and we need her to stay.

She has posted saying that she feels she needs to get out and do more, she is working full time doing shifts, including weekends and nights (yuk) whilst also finishing her masters in midwifery. She is losing motivation and needs other interests.

So...... Action is now required. She also needs to shift some weight (I'm with her on this one) but I don't think this needs to be the focus as in my experience if you're busy with something that interests the weight falls off anyway.

Anyone prepared to help me in my campaign to save our mnet treasure? Ideas and 'Save our mears' posts required.

misdee Sat 18-Jun-05 21:05:57

please stay mears. we need you for info on expressing colostrum

RTKangaMummy Sat 18-Jun-05 21:06:24







RTKangaMummy Sat 18-Jun-05 21:07:05

Will try to come up with more constructive ideas later

popsycal Sat 18-Jun-05 21:08:23

please stay - i agree with bubble

marthamoo Sat 18-Jun-05 21:09:02

I've never been a pregnant MNer but I've read many of Mears' posts and I wish all my midwives had been like her. She's marvellous. If she feels drained by MN I can understand it (I do too sometimes and I only post crap, not useful and helpful advice) but she would be sorely missed.

pupuce Sat 18-Jun-05 21:12:03

Marthamoo - you are so right.... I use to post loads too on labour, breastfeeding and sleeping problems and I too am tired... it gets very very repetitve... you sometime spend a long time thinking and writing a reply and the poster doesn't always acknowledge it or gives you an update.... it shouldn't matter but it does....

hunkermunker Sat 18-Jun-05 21:12:20

Mears, please don't leave!

(Hi Bubble)

How about rationing your time on here and doing an Ask Mears column for MN Towers? I'll sift questions so you don't get lots the same and keep a database of them to make sure they're not repeated and make sure that there are some lovely FAQs for an FAQ page to link to for MN. Howzat for ideas?!

MN Towers? Any thoughts?

RTKangaMummy Sat 18-Jun-05 21:13:32


bubble99 Sat 18-Jun-05 21:20:33

We all know her as 'mears the midwife' but I'd love to take her out for an evening and have a general yak.As this is (I think) geographically impossible, how about a virtual night out with mears? If we could talk to her about stuff in general, we may be able to come up with some (attainable) plans to make her feel better.

ghosty Sat 18-Jun-05 21:22:14

I don't think MN would be the same without Mears ...
... don't go ....

bubble99 Sat 18-Jun-05 21:24:29

And that's a fab idea HM

hunkermunker Sat 18-Jun-05 21:26:02

Mears, you're super - please don't leave MN [bereft emoticon]

bubble99 Sat 18-Jun-05 21:28:04

I'm going to keep bumping this over the next few days to make sure she sees it. Anyone care to join me on bumping duties?

marthamoo Sat 18-Jun-05 21:28:44

Like a Mears Bar? I'd be up for that.

hunkermunker Sat 18-Jun-05 21:29:55


Yes, I'll be in the bumping brigade!

hunkermunker Sat 18-Jun-05 21:30:11

MMoo, I am studiously ignoring that pun

fastasleep Sat 18-Jun-05 21:33:52

Mears you can't leave, or if you do can you come back for my due date!! Please! October 23rd... please stay I'll need advice on homebirths, best positions for giving birth in, how to get around annoying midwives who don't like homebirths... every scrap of info you have on breastfeeding...

and this is my second baby!

Don't go! lol

unicorn Sat 18-Jun-05 21:34:24

Hunker... a great idea re ask Mears page....
I think that'd be a great way to keep our fave midwife.

Otherwise.. where does Mears live?... i'm sure some local MN'ters would love to take her out (in RL..eeeeeek!!!!)

hermykne Sat 18-Jun-05 21:35:07

hunker thats a brill idea

mears you are worth your weight in _expressed breast milk_, all the advice you have given has been super and imbedded in my brain + i have passed it on to others saying mears told me, like your a mate two doors down!!

i would miss your contributions

fastasleep Sat 18-Jun-05 21:36:30

I second the worth your weight in expressed breast milk comment! (And you know that's more precious than gold to us expressy mums )

bubble99 Sat 18-Jun-05 21:37:44

Oi! Hunker! Keep yer bump to yerself! Or I'll report you to social services for embryonic child labour

bubble99 Sat 18-Jun-05 21:37:45

Oi! Hunker! Keep yer bump to yerself! Or I'll report you to social services for embryonic child labour

bubble99 Sat 18-Jun-05 21:38:32

So good she said it twice

bubble99 Sat 18-Jun-05 21:44:57

Bump. She may be in a quiet phase of a night-shift with access to mnet.

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