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 Read More »

The Baby Countdown | Hospital Bags & Birth Plans

Now I’m well into my 38th week, it seems crazy to me that my pregnancy journey is full term and coming to an end.  It doesn’t seem all that long ago I was sharing that breaking news, and through scans, symptoms and three trimesters, the time has surely flown by. Read More »

Strepelle: The Home To Lab Group B Strep Test

Group B Strep is currently a hot topic in the pregnancy world.  Earlier this month I wrote about the issue of this bacterium causing much chaos to the expectant mum, and I touched on the new test kits that have just come to market.  With the NHS not routinely screening pregnancies for Read More »

Cake Sugar Candy: The Fuller Bust Comfort Bras

If you’re still hunting for the perfect comfort bra, today you can call off the search.  Whether you’re after a nursing bra, sleep bra or just a really comfy wire-free bra for everyday wear,  I swear I have finally found the holy grail of comfort bras that’s actually full bust friendly too. Read More »

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 Read More »

High Waist Briefs: Kinky Knickers Norma Jeane

I know many of you love a high waist brief.  The retro aesthetic and comfort fit can be hard to resist, and I must admit, right now I’m all about big knickers.  Although normally I tend to prefer a lower cut brief, especially a high leg or shortie, pregnancy has certainly changed it for me.  I’m not ashamed to say I’m much preferring a big pair of pants as my bump grows, simply because they’re down right comfy.   So you

The Maternity Bra: The Pregnancy Purchase Your Boobs Will Thank You For

Pregnancy changes things, your breasts being one (or two) of them.  While everything’s focussed on the little life inside you, there’s just as much going on in the bra department.  In fact, even before your bump has begun surfacing, most likely your boobs are already looking different, and all the changes mean one thing: you need a new bra.   A pregnant woman’s breasts take on a mind of their own, as developing ducts and swelling of volume brings

Maternity Hosiery: Ambra & Kunert Winter Tights

Recently I had the dilemma of needing tights, only I needed maternity hosiery and I was quickly surprised by how difficult this was to get a hold of.  In the end I opted for hold ups – why I hadn’t thought of it sooner, I’ll never know!  It proved to be the greatest idea at the time as it totally addressed my bump issue by circumventing it.  But while hold ups were perfect for one evening I don’t

Ella and Me Pyjamas: Lavender & Lace

This week marks a new milestone in my pregnancy – I’m 28 weeks and officially into the 3rd trimester!  Although I’m struggling with pre-exisiting health conditions coming back to haunt me and pelvic pain forcing me onto crutches, I am lucky enough to be otherwise enjoying a healthy pregnancy, and bed rest isn’t all that bad.  Now it’s Winter I feel a little less guilty hibernating at home, and the extra pyjama time is currently one of

Wonderfully Wire-Free: Royce Charlotte Comfort Bra

I’m continually amazed by how breast change in pregnancy falls in line with bump development.  It took me until the start of the 2nd trimester for my tummy to really start growing, by which time my bras also started to feel less comfortable.  While it didn’t really look like my boobs were any bigger, my abdomen was, which meant I was outgrowing my small banded bras as fast as my leggings.  Time for a new bra –

Mamalicious Maternity : Cathy Tikka Coat

Good maternity clothing isn’t the easiest to find.  While many of the highstreet fashion stores carry maternity lines, they’re typically quite limited, and I’ll admit I’ve not had the best of luck finding exactly what I want.  Being a winter mummy-to-be means that I not only need to buy bump friendly versions of my favourite clothes, but invest in a pregnancy friendly coat too – not the simplest of tasks so I’ve found.   When Yummy Mummy

Cake Maternity ‘Apricot Sorbet’ Plus Size Bra

My maternity journey is proving to be the most transformative season of my life, right after puberty.  If not only for the scarily impending responsibility motherhood will soon heap onto my shoulders, but the constant daily change I’m seeing in my body as I head toward that goal.  Before pregnancy, I would never have understood the supernatural feeling of a growing tummy containing a strange, kicking being inside, and all the erratic hormones and aches and pains would have remained

S’No Queen | S’No Flake in The Midnight Blue

Coming toward the colder weather I’ve wondered what I’d wear with having limited choices to dress my baby bump.  Since my tummy has really started to grow, I’ve not been able to wear some of my usual wardrobe, and I’ve had to buy maternity versions of leggings and tights.  And probably the biggest concern that came to my mind was how would I cope without my thermals?!   When it was Bonfire Night a few