Somehow I’m 27 weeks pregnant. It seems like about a fortnight since we announced that we’re expecting a baby boy in August and now, with just three months to go and a week before entering the THIRD trimester, I’m finally getting around to an update about the second. This time during my last pregnancy, I … More Second Trimester (in the nick of time)
Today’s guest post comes courtesy of a Mother Sider who has asked to remain anonymous as, apart from her husband, nobody knows of her experience. Sadly, the stigma associated with abortion means many woman are unable to confide in their friends and family – often for cultural or religious reasons (as is the case here), … More How it Feels: Abortion
Jo: “I first met Cathy at a Baby Show. She was calm, friendly and listened to me banging on about how she has the BEST job! When I organised an event with the La Leche League recently, Cathy was one of our stallholders and, again, her warmth and enthusiasm about positive birth experiences made me think she’d be … More Doulas: Why Bother?
When asked if we were prepared for our impending new arrivals, we were similar in our responses: – Yes, all prepared for the labour, thanks to our hypnobirth sessions. – Yes, we have a car seat and a pram and the nursery is almost ready. – Yes, we have lots of lovely clothes all freshly … More Ready, Steady… Boob!
Mother Sider Kelly is due her second baby any day now. The excitement of her impending new arrival has been overshadowed by the fact she hasn’t enjoyed her pregnancy at all. The fact that she and her baby are both healthy has made her feel terribly guilty. Pregnancy is a physical and emotional rollercoaster. Your baby … More How it Feels: To hate being pregnant.
Ever heard of LMPs, EDDs or rhesus -/+? We hadn’t, either. Pregnancy is filled with more jargon and indecipherable acronyms than a Government White Paper and can confuse even the most savvy and informed mamas. So, here is our A-Z of pregnancy. We hope it’s helpful and are happy to receive any suggestions for further … More The A-Z of Pregnancy
Well, I say ‘forgotten’. What I actually mean is ‘put to the back of my mind’. Mums are very good at this, otherwise very few would go on to have more babies! The Normal Stuff By ‘normal’, I mean the things that you expect; the things you hear about from others, from television, in films: … More Things I’d forgotten about the First Trimester
If you haven’t read Part 1 on this post, it is available here. Now, we’re fast forwarding from the point where we discovered we were having a daughter, past her birth in September 2015, up to November 2016… – We had previously agreed that, regardless of Primrose’s age, we would begin trying for another baby … More 28.02.2017 World Rare Disease Day: Our Genetics Journey, Part 2.
This Tuesday is World Rare Disease Day. It’s a poignant one for my family and many others… From a young age, I’ve known that there was a possibility of me carrying Pelizaeus Merzbacher Disease (PMD), the condition that means the sufferer has no myelin that caused both my uncle and my brother to pass away in infancy. Similar … More 28.02.2017 World Rare Disease Day: Our Genetics Journey, Part 1.
Firstly, make that THREE hospital bags. Yes, you heard us correctly. Three bags, packed as early as 30 weeks – after a friend went into labour very early, before packing her bag and before buying a car seat, you don’t want to be caught short. Bag One: Your stuff Bag Two: Baby’s stuff Bag Three: … More What on Earth goes in my Hospital Bag?