Hypnobirthing – it was a nice idea…

Hypnobirthing was only something I really discovered on birth number three. I longed for a stress-free birth that hopefully resulted in my baby being born in water. After I was given a hypnobirthing audio DVD as a gift, and promptly fell asleep during the first use, I was quietly pumped about the prospect of being […]

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Dealing with hay fever

My experience with hay fever began when I was around 15. I don’t recall being affected before then. I went from completely unaffected one year to miserable the year after. My hay fever has always been at the start of the season. So normally I would only really suffer during April, May and early June. […]

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All about nesting

Nesting…it’s a funny old thing isn’t it? Did you do much nesting when pregnant? How did your nesting instinct change with different pregnancies? Did you nest more with one child than another? I think I ‘nested’ with all of my pregnancies. Most of this involved a massive cooking session a few weeks before the babies […]

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An open letter to my children: part one

Dear Children, You will never know…. the elation I felt when I discovered I was pregnant with each one of you the combination of excitement and anxiety I felt during each of my pregnancies the amazing sensation of having you wiggle about inside my tummy the combination of impatience, fear and joy I felt as each pregnancy […]

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