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Category Archives: Pregnancy

 

Discovering your pregnant

Discovering your pregnant can throw the most well adjusted woman into complete disarray. You may have been trying to get pregnant for an absolute age then suddenly you discover you are and…despite having been trying for the grand event for …

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A pledge to Plunket

Nat and I are huge fans of New Zealand’s Plunket. Plunket helped each of us through some tough times.

Personally my breastfeeding experience almost had me beaten. I had struggled for 8 weeks and spent the majority of those first …

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Unexpected Home Birth

Most people who have a home birth plan it. It is unusual that any of us would have to go through an unexpected home birth – thankfully! Unfortunately an unexpected home birth is exactly what happened to a dear friend …

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Mature Mum

Nicole KidmanSome would say 40 is the new 30 – more than ever women are having babies in their forties. You only have to look at the list of ‘older’ celebrity mums to see how normal it is becoming to be...

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55 Writing Prompts for Pregnancy

I’m a big fan of writing down thoughts and memories, partly to process them and partly to look back on at a later date.  Here is a great guest blog by the lovely Katrina Ward.  She is very pregnant with …

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The Importance of The Pelvic Floor Muscles

Until you are pregnant, you have no thought as to the importance of your pelvic floor muscles. Chances are, you wouldn’t even know you had any or what they were. Well ladies, undelicate as it may be – those little …

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Get This Baby Outta Me

I seem to be surrounded by pregnant women at the moment.  At work, at school, clients, friends and colleagues. And, as I watch them rub their ever-expanding bellies and hold their backs in pain, it definitely brings it all back…that …

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Dealing with Baby Loss

It makes me sad just thinking about it. Not because of personal experience, but because I have many friends who have been though it.  I’m talking about losing a baby. Most of us know someone who has been through it …

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Suffering and dealing with a miscarriage

This week we welcome a guest blog on a very sad subject. Some of you may have suffered from the tragedy of a child being either still-born or not making full-term, or know other friends or family members who have

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