Pregnancy and Birth

Dear First Time Mum: This Is What You Need To Know

The utter joy that comes from being a second time Mum is knowing what to expect. There is a lot let second guessing, a lot more confidence in what we are doing. I feel wise as a second time Mum. And I just want to take the first time Mum into my arms and give her the biggest hug and tell her not to worry. So to the first time Mum, to the new Mum in the hospital bed next to mine, I want to say this.

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How Pregnancy feels after a Miscarriage

As I looked at those two little pink lines appear on the pregnancy test, those lines I so desperately wanted to see, I should have felt excitement. But instead, I was gripped with terror. Pregnancy for me had recently proven to be fragile, slipping away in a flood of tears and anguish. The instant I saw those lines, I was connected to the life growing inside of me. And petrified that it too would be lost.

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A Letter To My Darling First Born: I Miss You Already

My darling first born. I feel the new life growing inside of me. The soft butterfly flutters moving around inside of my slowly expanding belly. The familiar sensations from when I was pregnant with you, all comes flooding back to me. While I am filled with joy at the prospect of bringing another child into the world, my darling first born, I miss you already.

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Our Post Baby Bodies: Why the Focus needs to be on Getting Stronger and not Losing the ‘Baby Weight’

While it is difficult for women to not focus on losing their baby weight, as it is all over social media, I would love women to value function over aesthetic and to see the importance of having a body that is strong enough, nimble enough and fuelled enough to do the things we love to do for ourselves and for our families.

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The Scary Start to my Pregnancy

I had a scary start to my pregnancy. With severe implantation pains very early on, I spent the first weeks of my pregnancy thinking that it was ectopic, and that I would miscarry. I had absolutely no idea that implantation pain as badly as mine, was a symptom of pregnancy our body could go through. At the time, it was absolutely terrifying and incredibly painful both physically and emotionally.

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