So you're pregnant and b-day is approaching. Here are my thoughts on what to pack. Disclaimer - I only lived a 10 minute walk from the hospital so my bags might seem a bit lighter for that reason! I'd recommend packing your bag from 36 weeks as you never know when the small human might decide … Continue reading My Hospital Bag Packing List.
We are all saddled with parent guilt at some point or other. The key is to not let it take over. I often wonder if our parents ever felt guilty for putting brandy on our gums, or letting us sleep in a carry cot in the boot of the Volvo estate car...probably not. If you're … Continue reading Parent Guilt
This was meant to be an A to Z guide to labour and birth but as I started to write it I realised that my brain had already started the process of making everything a bit blurry and I couldn’t actually remember 26 things about so this is what has stuck with me. Best laid … Continue reading 17 Things I can actually remember about Labour and Birth.
A is for Anxiety. About literally everything. Am I eating too much chocolate? Am I squishing the baby when I sleep? Have I felt the baby move recently? And Asthma. I developed it when I was pregnant. Who knew that was a thing? B is for Bio Oil. Expensive, but good for stretch marks and … Continue reading An A-Z Guide to Pregnancy