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Things to consider when planning for a baby

6 things to consider when trying for a baby

I think we all take for granted the idea that we can start a family when the right time comes. I know that I never really considered the possibility that trying for a baby might not be so easy,…

Expert tips for foot care during pregnancy

The importance of foot care during pregnancy

With all of the changes that happen to our bodies when we’re pregnant we’d be forgiven for not giving much thought to our feet. I know that throughout my pregnancy I lived in my flip-flops during the summer and…

when baby loves dad more than mum

When baby loves Dad more than Mum…

“Doesn’t she look like her dad?” The midwife said After I’d spent ten hours Giving birth to your head I didn’t mind really It was all well and good There was really no denying You looked like a Mudd…

Motherhood: The Real Deal

#UsAfterYou – Featuring Motherhood: The Real Deal

Welcome to another guest post in the #UsAfterYou – the series where I get nosy and ask some of my favourite bloggers to divulge what having kids has meant for their relationship. When I launched the series I wasn’t sure how…

IVF questions to ask your doctor or fertility clinic

Top 10 questions to ask your IVF clinic – Dr Geeta Nargund

This is a guest post by Professor Dr Geeta Nargund, Medical Director, CREATE Fertility Clinic in Birmingham. When embarking on the IVF journey the sheer number of clinics and the wide range of treatment options available can be confusing when trying…

Why you shouldn’t take your birth plan too seriously

The term ‘birth plan’ is a little misleading to say the least. It tricks you into thinking that you’re actually the one in control, and can ‘plan’ your labour as meticulously as you would ‘plan’ your wedding day. You…

Preparing your nursery

Preparing your nursery

I think that creating our nursery in anticipation of our little one’s arrival was one of my favourite parts of being pregnant. With all of the anxieties and not-so-perky days that come with pregnancy, it’s a lovely feeling when…

A letter to my eight-month-old daughter

I know I keep saying it, but I can’t believe how fast this year is going and how quickly you’ve become your own little person. It seems like an age ago since we first brought you home from the…