Category: Birth

signs of labor; pregnant woman

8 Signs of Labor you need to know

The Signs of Labor you need to know As you are approaching the end of your pregnancy you will start to get indications that labor is approaching, but which are the signs of labor that you need to know?  When should you take action?  And what can you expect in the build up to going […]

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Newborn Sticky Eye – Is it normal?

Newborn babies especially those born by C-section often have gunk/ excess sleep coming from their eyes.  So the very first thing to say is if you are a new mummy and are freaking out you can relax and read on to get some valuable information and tips for handling sticky eye in newborn babies.  All […]

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Self Care after giving birth

This post was originally going to be about self care for mum’s whose babies had spent time in the NICU. However, as I sat down to write this post I realised that I should have look after myself better after each of my 3 pregnancies.  We need to look after ourselves so we can look […]

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My NICU Baby

Please note that this post about my NICU baby may prove a trigger for some.  In my case there is a very happy ending to our experience.  My daughter was cared for by First Touch an amazing charity saving babies every day. It has taken me a while to write this post and I wasn’t […]

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The change continues – a parenting fact

I am not a person who loves change.  As a child my mother says I would freak out at the start of every new school year as I would have a new teacher.  As I grew up I found it easier to tolerate as most people do and in my professional life the workplace was […]

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newborn

The complete list of newborn essentials you NEED

THE NEWBORN ESSENTIALS YOU ACTUALLY NEED If you are pregnant, especially if this is your first baby, I know you have started thinking about what the first baby essentials are.  I know you are planning ahead and probably budgeting as getting all these essential things for a newborn can be very expensive, but where do […]

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C section

C Section Myths Dismissed

So it seems to me that every day is international or national something day and so I generally don’t pay a huge amount of attention, but the other day I saw that this month is International Cesarean Awareness month and as I have had 3 C Sections I felt like I wanted to throw my […]

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Childbirth is not a competition!

Why do we only celebrate natural birth stories? Childbirth is hard no matter what the story and is not a competition!

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10 things you need when having a baby

My Top 10 Must Have Baby Items for First Time Moms

What are the must have baby items for first time moms? When I became a mummy for the first time I bought everything and I mean everything!  I don’t regret it as I had so much fun buying those baby essentials and preparing for my baby that I had waited for, but I know that […]

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