I’m pregnant – now what? 11 things to do after getting a positive pregnancy test

If you’re here I’m guessing you’ve peed on a stick and jumped around celebrating the good news that you are pregnant. Now you’re wondering, what on earth am I supposed to do next? It’s totally…

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Your baby may break your vagina

For all of the midwife appointments, NCT meetings and reading that we do when expecting, there’s one thing that doesn’t really get the full explanation. We’re told a lot about how to handle contractions, what…

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Mums-to-be deserve to know the truth about giving birth

When it comes to giving birth, is there such a thing as TMI? Can you handle the truth? Does hearing about the pain, the blood and the potential problems make you unnecessarily afraid, or is…

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What I wish I had known about assisted delivery 

I read very little about forceps and ventouse deliveries when I was pregnant with my first baby.  It didn’t even cross my mind that it might be a possibility, as I just expected to be…

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How to cope with a heatwave during pregnancy

A pregnant belly makes life a lot more challenging as it is, but throw in a summer heatwave and getting comfortable becomes almost impossible.  I can remember during my second pregnancy there being a period…

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The pregnant mama’s shopping guide: What you actually need to buy for a new baby

People will tell you that you need an awful lot of stuff when you are pregnant, but what do you really need to buy when preparing to have a baby? Do you really have to…

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What does giving birth REALLY feel like? Part 2

Now that I have explained in graphic detail how I pooped on the table, panted like a dog and rocked about on all fours during the delivery of my first child, I feel that detailing…

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What does giving birth REALLY feel like?

I’ve been toying with writing this post for quite some time. Do expectant mums really WANT to know what giving birth feels like? Would knowing about the pain, blood and screaming have made me more…

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How soon can you really tell if you’re pregnant

They say that patience is a virtue, but when it comes to finding out whether you’re pregnant or not, who cares about that!? The modern pregnancy tests are amazing. Not only are they super sensitive,…

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Royalty or not, THIS will be bugging pregnant Kate Middleton right now

She’s a princess with a highly trained super nanny, cook, cleaners and lots of other staff to make her happy. If Kate Middleton wants a snack, there’s someone right there to attend to her every…

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New mum and baby pampering

If anyone deserves a bit of pampering, it’s a new mummy. You’re absolutely exhausted from the hours and hours of labour and delivery, and now there’s the not so small matter of a baby to…

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Surviving 24/7 pregnancy nausea

They call it morning sickness. Surely this name should have been axed by now for reasons of total inaccuracy? That feeling that you’re about to be sick, that you will throw up if anything catches…

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How to get a good night’s sleep during pregnancy

The final stages of pregnancy are so tiring – yet when you come to sleep you just can’t get comfy. I struggled with insomnia in both of my pregnancies and spent way too many hours…

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How to prepare for a Christmas baby

A newborn baby is the best gift you can welcome at Christmas. However Christmas is a busy period at the best of times. Family tensions that threaten to boil over if people don’t hold back…

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The differences between first and second pregnancies

The sweet naivety of your first pregnancy when compared to your second is really quite something. When you have a small age gap between two kids, like my 21 months, the pregnancy bit is still…

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