Category: Life

Managing Labour Pain With Babycare Elle TENS

Pain control is one of the biggest concerns of any birth plan.  This was most certainly true for me, when throughout my own pregnancy I had this huge fear of not being able to cope with the overwhelming pain of childbirth.  My extreme period pain experience, which I used to imagine was like labour, managed to influence me so acutely it put me off having kids for years, and yet here I was approaching the very moment I’d most

Group B Strep And The Strepelle DIY Test Kit

If pregnancy doesn’t come with enough reasons to worry the whole nine months long, it turns out there’s another one to add to the list.  Your midwife has probably never mentioned it, the NHS doesn’t routinely test you for it, but it’s one of the most serious infections to threaten the life of newborn babies.  So what is it and why, if it’s so serious, is nobody doing anything about it? EDITED: 10th February, 2017 What Is

Baby Boudoir: Blogging Through Pregnancy

After a tense few months of anxiety and nausea, earlier this week I was finally able to share some exciting news – I’m pregnant!  If you’ve been following the blog for a while you’ll know why I’d be nervous this time around, when a year ago I suffered a missed miscarriage.  But things seem to be going really well, we’ve had a healthy scan and now as I come to the end of the first

Wedding OOTD: The Lindy Bop Bride Haul

They say the fun is all in the wedding dress shopping, and it’s true!  While I had a vague idea what type of dress I wanted to wear on my big day, I had a fantastic time Pinteresting ideas for my dream dress, and I found it pretty quick.  But as much time I spent dress hunting I’m pretty sure I spent even longer shopping everything else in my wedding wardrobe.  A personalised vintage style became my

12 Things That Happen When Trying For A Baby

Trying for a baby is mental.  Literally.  I thought it was easy the first time.  Came off the pill and wham bam, the following month I was pregnant.  Of course I ended up miscarrying, and now it’s all back to round one again, but this time with a whole new level of want.  It’s a matter of urgency.  And of course, what you really, really want, you just never get that easy.   If, like

Ultimate OOTD : My Wedding Day Wardrobe

Where outfits of the day are concerned, your wedding attire really is the ultimate OOTD.  Tons of you have been complimenting me on what I wore on my wedding day so I figured a blog post would be a great way of sharing the love and of course the vital details where to shop!  I felt like a queen on my big day and this is how I did it. The Dress   I quickly realised what style of dress I

Managing Period Pain Without The Pill

I discuss periods occasionally on the blog because while menstruation is a ridiculously taboo subject to raise, it’s still a fact of life.  It may be a given that periods aren’t the most comfortable monthly experience, but it doesn’t mean you should be suffering. Ever since my first period I’ve had to deal with pain – tremendous pain.  And it was the kind of pain that was so bad I was put onto the Pill, and from then on I

Happy New Year | A Wish of New Hope & Optimism

Year ends have a way of throwing you into the emotional mixer.  The annual wave of goodbye, through feelings of satisfaction or relief, brings forth the rush of excitement for what the new year may hold – with daunted trepidation toward new beginnings roused by fears from the past.   New years are fresh and unwritten but negative forecasts lay a foundation of false defeat.   Drawing near to the end of 2015 I found myself dispirited and lethargic with life and