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How to prepare for Birth – 12 ideas for expectant mums

Take Practical Steps to help prepare for birth If you are in your final trimester you will no doubt be thinking about how to prepare for birth especially if this is your first baby.  I will let you into a secret; it is 100% normal to feel nervous even when it isn’t your first baby.  …

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Preparing for a Home Birth

Are you considering having a home birth? Giving birth at home is both natural and safe, but you need to make sure that you have the right advice and support in place and are connecting with the right professionals to ensure the birth goes as smoothly as possible.   This post is not about the medical …

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Mum's Hospital bag

17 essentials you need in your Mum’s Hospital Bag

I have seen countless articles and guides to  what you need to take to the hospital when you are in labour, but one thing that is often forgotten is mum!  Trust me this won’t be the last time you take a backseat to baby, but there are some things that you really will be glad …

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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 as you have a sticky eye baby you can relax!  This is common and most of the time sticky eyes in …

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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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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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