Tag: babies

I’m Not Okay and That’s Okay: My Postnatal Anxiety

Mental illness can happen to any one, any time – no one is immune.  Yet for some reason mental illness remains a stigma; often mocked and not taken seriously.  Women who have recently given birth are an at risk group vulnerable to post-natal depression, but lack of awareness and going undiagnosed and untreated means maternal mental health can suffer.   Pregnancy and parenthood is a hugely exciting time for any new mum.  You’ve waited nine long months anticipating

10 Reasons Why I Miss Being Pregnant

When I first became pregnant I couldn’t wait to grow a bump.  Giving birth to a real baby was a far off destination and I was worry-free and excited for the future.  But it seemed that once the journey got into full swing, pregnancy started to lose its candyfloss appeal; I found it hard going with nausea and struggled with pain.  Toward the end I was finished, ready to meet my baby and regain the

Becoming Mummy: Introducing Reuben!

I come bearing big news: I’ve had my baby!  If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter you’ll already know of my new arrival.  At the end of February our baby surprised us by coming two weeks early; after over 33 hours of my waters spontaneously breaking one morning, my little 7lb 4oz gorgeous boy came into the world.  Say hi to Reuben Louie! What felt like a never ending pregnancy, with as much anticipation as there

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

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.  With almost ten days to our due date, the big day will soon be upon us and it’s time to get serious!   Being a