Pregnancy and Birth

Birth Trauma – 2 years on.

Birth Trauma

TW: Although I don’t go into specific details within this post, if you have experienced a birth trauma or difficulties surrounding a birth please refrain from reading this post or proceed with caution. As this week is actually Birth Trauma Awareness Week, I thought I would do a bit of …

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Top Tips for expectant parents.

Expectant Parents

We have another guest post today, and this time it’s from my lovely friend Shona over at _homeandfamily on Instagram, with some top tips for expectant parents. Shona and I bonded over our ‘mummies boys’ (she’s mummy to Archie, who is an absolute sweetheart!) and our friendship has grown ever …

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Why I wouldn’t have a labour induced again.

*TW: if you have issues surrounding labour, induction, forceps and birth trauma: please read with care or don’t read on” I’ve seen a lot of stories in the media recently surrounding labour and being induced, and the positives and negatives of induction. Having been induced with Grayson, I can understand …

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Baby names we liked but didn’t use.

Before Mark and I even knew we were having a baby we’d discussed baby names and Grayson was always our number 1 choice. We obviously played around with the idea of a few different names, but nothing ever came above Grayson for us. However, these are some of the names …

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Ways my body has changed since being pregnant.

I was showering the other day, and as I was washing I started thinking about all the ways my body has changed since having Grayson. I’m not talking about the typical bodily changes that happen during pregnancy and then change back, these are the ones that even 20 months down …

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Is there ever a right time to start a family?

My brain works in such a mysterious way sometimes, that it’ll just throw little brain teasers at me every now and then. One that I’ve recently had is ‘is there a right time to start a family?’. Which got me thinking. I’d always known I wanted kids, and that I …

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Introducing a pet to a new baby.

When we found out we were having Grayson, after the initial shock had worn off we suddenly thought “crap! What about the fur baby??” Kenny is our beautiful (not so little) moggy, who before Grayson was born, was our main baby and was quite spoilt by us. The last thing …

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Understanding a traumatic birth.

TW: Birth Trauma I had a traumatic birth experience. Even writing that is difficult, it fills me with dread and fear and a whole other mix of emotions. It makes me feel light-headed and shakey and uncomfortable. I think for a long time I was running off adrenaline and the …

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Why you shouldn’t ask someone if they’re planning on having anymore kids, or kids in general.

“Any plans on having anymore kids?” “Oh wouldn’t Grayson be a wonderful big brother” “You’re married now, shouldn’t you think about having kids?” “You won’t be young forever, now’s the best time” I’ve had some of the these comments (as well as others) and heard a number of people receive …

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