Friday, February 9, 2007

A strange cure for the baby blues

DAILY MAIL (UK) , October 24, 2006

As Margherita Watt, in a state of euphoric exhaustion, lay cradling her newborn daughter, Dixie, following a seven-hour natural water birth at home, her husband, Will, dutifully went to the kitchen to prepare her first proper meal.

A short while later, he returned with a cup of strong tea and a plate of what looked like chopped steak fried in olive oil for his wife.

Tentatively, she took a bite, chewed and swallowed rather quickly to avoid thinking too much about what she was eating. 'It tasted a bit like a rich, gamey meat,' says Margherita, 28, a former PR executive, who gave birth 12 weeks ago. 'I can't say I particularly enjoyed it. I treated it a bit like you do medicine - something to get over and done with swiftly - but it was no big deal.'

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Colette's comment: Can you guess what the "cure" is? There's a hing in the labels. Would you do this?

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