Category: Pregnancy advice

Five reasons to try a water birth

Water births seem to be the in thing at the moment. When I was pregnant, I was really amped on the idea but, as with many pregnancies, mine didn’t go quite as planned. My water broke and labour didn’t start for 24 hours so I was sent to the labour ward for antibiotics, as opposed […]

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How to get your figure back after pregnancy

According to research completed by Myvouchercodes.co.uk; 34% of women aren’t planning on having children because they think that pregnancy will ruin their figures. And the scary stats don’t stop there; 64% of women said their biggest fear post-pregnancy is weight gain, not the health of their new baby or how they’ll bond with it. Having […]

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Tips to bring on labour

When I was first pregnant, I considered my due date an immoveable goal that I would reach at exactly 40 weeks gestation.  After all, it had been calculated by proper, white-coated doctors using mystical cardboard wheels and confirmed by various scans, so I never doubted for a minute that it might not be my baby’s […]

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What do I pack in my hospital bag for birth?

Despite being massively overdue myself (a whopping 3.5 weeks with my first babe), I would strongly recommend having your hospital bag packed by Week 37.  Your baby is then considered ‘at term’ so it’ll give you peace of mind to know you’re prepared and ready to go as soon as things kick off. Even if […]

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