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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To do list for the final month of pregnancy

It’s the final countdown to your due date, at last! If you’re anything like me you’ll feel much better if you can get on and organise your life in these final weeks so that you…

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To the pregnant mum with a toddler

Right now you’re wondering what on earth you were thinking. Yes, you love your toddler more than words can describe, but every time you think about adding a newborn baby to the mix you need…

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20 things pregnant women need to know about the third trimester

The third trimester of pregnancy is an exciting but also totally exhausting time. You’re in the final countdown for the baby’s arrival and there’s so much to look forward to. But you’ve still got quite…

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20 things pregnant mums need to know about the second trimester

You’ve made it through the first three months of your pregnancy, but what do you need to know about the second trimester? It’s a time of more dramatic changes to your body as your bump…

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20 things pregnant mums need to know about the first trimester

Women have a lot to cope with during the first trimester of pregnancy. A lot is going on inside your body as it grows and nourishes the tiny life inside of you. It’s pretty amazing…

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50 things expectant mums need to know before having a baby

Having a baby is fun, beautiful and life-changing. But it’s also a huge upheaval. Nothing can really prepare you, but it’s good to have an idea of what to expect. These are the 50 things that…

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