Pregnant? Confused, puzzled, anxious? Well I know I am! There are so many questions when you are facing the birth of your first child. There are the practical questions around birth and labour, and then there are the slightly taboo ones around personal feelings and ways of doing things. Everyone has a totally different experience […]Read more "It’s a collab! The mum to be be, asks the new mummy all of those difficult questions!"
Being pregnant and in my final trimester, as soon as it got even remotely hot I blew up like a puffer fish! My feet, ankles and legs blended together into two giant stumps! So delightful! After I’d ruled out preeclampsyia (very serious, get yourself to GP ASAP if you exhibit any of the symptoms), I […]Read more "The Body Shop Comes to the Rescue!"
I am still a weekish away from my due date, blimey! I’ve spent a lot of my adult life thinking about having children and my hopes and dreams for the kinds of people they would be, what they would do and achieve and the kind of relationship I would want with them. As the due […]Read more "My hopes for my unborn baby (warning may be a tear jerker!)"
Hey All! I thought I would just do a little post for my pregnant readers on the National Childbirth Trust antenatal classes. I know lots of people procrastinate over whether or not to invest the money in these classes, and that there are a lot of divided opinions on what they are like and who […]Read more "NCT Antenatal Classes – An honest opinion!"
Hopefully I’m still a few weeks away (ish) from giving birth! Having attended an NCT course recently, my thoughts have turned to what I actually want my labour to be like, pain relief, atmosphere, medical interventions etc etc. I’m by no means an earth mother, planning on giving birth in a cave with no intervention […]Read more "Natalia – Labour and Birth Box – Review"
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I can’t wait to meet my little one, bring them home from hospital all snuggly and happy! I can’t wait to just put them in their Moses basket, and for my hubby and I to just gaze in wonder and this little person we have created, thinking […]Read more "What am I most looking forward to post pregnancy?"
No wine, alcohol, blue cheese, cured meats, continental cheeses, BBQ chicken, rare meat, mayonnaise, pate, goat’s cheese, fish, coffee, fizzy drinks, oily fish, high dose vitamin A bla bla bla. You can’t have anything good when pregnant can you? Pregnancy is filled with annoying little niggles to whopping great pains in the butt (literally!). So […]Read more "What to take when you can’t medicate?"
I’m not sure when exactly this happened, but recently I’ve been far more excited about going into labour and finally meeting my little bundle of joy, than petrified of the whole utterly unpleasant process! Maybe it’s the heat? Maybe it’s that the cot finally arrived this week and that the nursery finally looks like something […]Read more "When you are suddenly more excited than scared?"
As soon as I hit 13 weeks (when I had my first successful 12 week scan ever) I ordered a shed load of pregnancy / baby books! Hubby and I are first time parents to be, and pretty clueless! The book stash lives by my side of the bed and we both dip into various […]Read more "Pregnancy Books Review"
Is such a great idea, right?! Well apparently it’s not so bad after all! My midwife actually said a short-haul flight now was a much better idea than anything in the first trimester (when I also flew long haul without realising I was pregnant!). So this post is for anyone thinking about doing the same […]Read more "Travelling at 34 weeks pregnant?!"