I always think conception is an odd thing really. We spend what feels like a large part of our lives trying NOT to get pregnant, then a period of time TRYING to get pregnant, and then once again trying NOT to get pregnant.
Throwing a great baby shower can prove somewhat overwhelming for a host, particularly if they have never planned one before, which is why careful planning and being as prepared as possible is the key to a fun and stress-free bash!
If people ask me what sort of pregnancies I had, I say good. I was lucky. Bar the odd trip to the hospital to check tricky baby heart beats, and a fall that meant everything needed checking, I felt lucky. Very lucky. I had long and difficult labours, but still, I have always felt lucky. […]
Becoming a mummy can create some tricky feelings. It can have a huge effect on how you feel about your body, largely because your body goes through so many changes in such a short space of time. When you first become pregnant you will sometimes notice changes in your body straight away, normally your boobs […]
Pregnancy and early motherhood can cause all sorts of pains and general discomfort. Lower back pain is common during pregnancy, as the weight of the baby begins to take its toll. Sciatic pain is also really common during pregnancy. All of my babies had a habit of settling in right on to of my sciatic […]
How did you sleep during your pregnancy? The average mum-to-be can expect to get just five hours of sleep a night during her pregnancy, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found overall nine in ten suffered from a lack of sleep while one in five endured ‘extremely disrupted’ nights. It’s not […]
I’ve written before about the reality of a postnatal body and how I’ve always been trapped between two thought processes. On the one hand thinking my postnatal body was amazing, having housed, grown, pushed out and fed four babies; and on the other hand thinking it was this huge disgusting fat suit that I wanted […]
Is infertility affecting you? Contrary to what some people think, infertility can happen to anyone, at any age and happens to both men and women. We kind of all assume that we can have children. We spend so many years trying NOT to get pregnant and then think it will happen when we want it […]