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The blessings and curses of pregnancy

The blessings and curses of pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences that any woman can have in life. Women who have had the absolute privilege of carrying a child know exactly what I mean. The ability to become pregnant and look after a baby in your womb as it develops into a fully functioning human is one of life’s biggest miracles. For all the blessings of pregnancy it is not, however, without its struggles.

50 Uses For A Muslin Swaddle

50 Uses For A Muslin Swaddle

As mums we carry way too much stuff around with us. Lots of it; 'just in case'. Most of it; never used! However, there is one thing that stays pride of place in that humongous baby change bag... the hand bag staple, the god of all accessories, the one thing that you can’t live without. The muslin swaddle!

What You Can And Can’t Eat During Pregnancy

What You Can And Can’t Eat During Pregnancy

It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction when it comes to what we can and can’t eat during pregnancy. You hear old wives’ tales, information from different countries which can often be different to our guidance, and stories from different generations about ‘back in our day…'

And it can be confusing!

Pregnancy Pitfalls (Fatherhood Series - Part 5)

Pregnancy Pitfalls (Fatherhood Series - Part 5)

'Pregnancy had some interesting side effects. Without going into too much detail, I’d never been more attracted to my wife. She looked stunning. Pregnancy suited her big time............ I’ve heard people refer to a person ‘glowing’ when pregnant. I think I finally got it, ‘glowing’ is fancy speak for really hot. She was glowing. But be warned, unsolicited approaches can be met with fierce rebuffs. It’s nature’s cruel joke

Lexi's pregnancy journey: from fertility treatment to baby girl

Lexi's pregnancy journey: from fertility treatment to baby girl

We will follow Lexi's pregnancy journeys, with all the highs, lows, exciting times and crazy experiences whilst she waits to meet their baby.

Charlie's Pregnancy Journey

Charlie's Pregnancy Journey

We will follow Charlie's pregnancy journeys, with all the highs, lows, exciting times and crazy experiences whilst she waits to meet their baby.

Should I Exercise in Pregnancy

Should I Exercise in Pregnancy

With 2 young kids and working full time there are not many hours left in the day for long runs and trips to the gym. But with another baby on board I need to stay healthy and in shape. So it got me thinking…what exercise should I be doing and what exercise CAN I do when pregnant?

Packing Your Hospital bag

Packing Your Hospital bag

There are plenty of these lists out there – but while some are very limited, some include packing the kitchen sink (and you will NOT be washing up after you have given birth). So here is our list (with help from our followers) of what to include in your hospital bag…….

Why you should (try to) enjoy your pregnancy

Why you should (try to) enjoy your pregnancy

We can often wait so long for those two red lines to appear, and I am sure I am not alone when I say that before we actually fall pregnant (most of us) imagine what it will be like to be able to tell friends and family that we're expecting, we imagine our bumps, we imagine all the joy and excitement that will come from growing this mini human.

‘You didn’t know you were pregnant?’ - The Symptoms That Never Were

‘You didn’t know you were pregnant?’ - The Symptoms That Never Were

ou’ve heard the stories before: we all have.

Girl wakes up with unexplained stomach pain, a seemingly ordinary trip to the toilet ends with a baby and a lot of confusion, and voila, an undetected pregnancy. I’ve always been suspicious of these stories. I personally couldn’t get my head around the notion that someone could go 9 months without noticing a person growing within them.

Pregnancy Announcements

Pregnancy Announcements

How did you announce your pregnancy? Telling family and friends (and social media of course) is such an exciting time - we asked you to send us your stories and photos for us to share! Here are some of the best.....

Top tips for the nesting mummy-to-be

Top tips for the nesting mummy-to-be

Congratulations you’re going to be a Mummy!

Do you suddenly have the urge to clean out the garage and rearrange the kitchen cupboards? Yep – I did!

If you have suddenly started wanting to organise your home (and your life) then it’s safe to say you are NESTING!

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