Tag: maternity

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

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 the presence of Group B Strep – that’s harmless to the average person but can be fatal to babies – the do-it-yourself home to lab kits look

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.   When Cake Maternity first made known they were introducing the fuller bust Sugar Candy bra I couldn’t contain my excitement.  I’ve long been attracted

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

Royce Maternity: Floral ‘Florence’ Nursing Bra

Maternity lingerie can be too beige.  Don’t get me wrong, beige has its place, it’s fantastic when you want a neutral colour that won’t show through your clothes.  But sometimes neutral, basic colours don’t cut it, and maternity underwear can be guilty of being so niche, it appears brands are almost too afraid to make a fashion statement with it.  The way I see it?  I shouldn’t have to change my lingerie personality just because I’m