Have you ever slept with a body pillow? I’ve used one for years for a range of things, but found them especially useful during pregnancy. I’ve recently come across a lovely body pillow by Kally Sleep – who, by the way produce a whole range of fantastic pillows to aid better sleep.
A diagnosis of PCOS can feel like a blessing and a curse at the same time: it’s explains the symptoms you’ve been experiencing and is a starting point for understanding how you can begin to treat them, but it also confirms that your body is in the grip of a condition for which there is no real cure and with symptoms that can include depression, anxiety and fertility problems.
Night feeds, keeping on top of the dirty washing and other people judging your parenting techniques are among the most stressful things about becoming a new parent. Do you agree? How can you help new parents?
Pregnancy can be a confusing time for mums-to-be and also their partners. It doesn’t help that there remain so many conflicting thoughts and opinions about pregnancy.
When you’re looking for the perfect gift for a friend who has recently given birth, it’s common to focus on gifts for the baby. However, if you really want to get her something she’ll appreciate, why not buy something purely for mum?
Having children means a big shift in lifestyle, and while you may have thought that you were prepared, the reality can often feel overwhelming. Not only do you have to contend with sleep deprivation, a change in body shape, fluctuating hormones but a dramatic change in your social life too.
Returning to work after maternity leave can be a challenging experience for mothers. Many mothers struggle with going back to work-full time and may be affected by other pregnancy related issues such as post-natal depression.
When you decide to nurse your baby, you probably aren’t thinking about what you’ll be wearing whilst you’re doing it – but many nursing mums quickly realise that breastfeeding your baby can mean you have to give up your old wardrobe, which can make you feel like you’ve lost your identity.