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prepare for labour

How you should REALLY prepare for labour and having a newborn

From packing your hospital bag to researching Bugaboos (Buga who??), there’s so much advice out there about how to prepare for labour and becoming a mum.Β It can all get a little overwhelming. It seems like there’s just so much…

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…

home birth review

Is a home birth right for you?

During my pregnancy my midwife seemed to talk a lot about the option of having a home birth – obviously she had been privy to many and seemed a big advocate. But with it being my first experience of…

“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,…

Is there really a baby in there?

Throughout my pregnancy I’ve been known to repeatedly say things likeΒ ‘it just doesn’t feel real’, ‘I can’t really imagine it’ and ‘it’s going so quickly’ when asked about how I’m feeling. I think I presumed that the closer my…