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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…

Why we’re addicted to parenting forums

From the minute we find out we’re expecting a baby, we find ourselves turning to the internet for all manner of uncertainties (is this feeling normal?) This continues when we approach labour (what should I expect?), through the early…

Parenting fails

Being a new parent is no easy feat. Despite getting by on four hours’ sleep a night and having to adjust to a whole new way of life, there’s an expectation that because you are now a mother/father you…

Becoming a mum

Becoming mum: The part they don’t tell you about

If I’m honest, I thought I would adapt to motherhood fairly easily. In comparison to working full-time and being out of the house for 12 hours a day Monday-Friday, I was actually looking forward to having a bit more…

“So, how was the labour?”

The notion that women release a hormone post-birth that helps them to forget about the pain of labour must be a real one; my first thought after labour (obviously following the joy of meeting Taylor for the first time)…

Welcome to the world!

On 18th December we welcomed our beautiful daughter Taylor Ann into the world! The best Christmas present we could ever dream of. With Christmas and New Year festivities alongside getting to grips with parenthood and daily visits from family,…