Tag: mum to be

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

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

Pregnancy Symptoms: 12 Trials of the First Trimester

The first trimester of pregnancy is a thrilling time.  You go from independent woman to mummy-to-be in the flash of a pee stick and your life is turned up on its heels in a whirlwind of baby-gros, your days spent dreaming about your future new family life amidst panic you’re sure to be a sh*t mum.  First trimester is when everything kicks into gear and hormones go through the roof, it’s the superlooper, that bit of the ride

So… I’m Pregnant! (Now what?!)

They say you shouldn’t tell anyone for 3 months, so there goes that plan out of the window.  I was barely past 6 weeks when my doctor performed the test confirming my status quo: I’m pregnant!  I only came off the Pill back in March, deciding it wasn’t doing me all that much good, and realising it actually wouldn’t be such a bad thing to have a baby.  I just didn’t expect it would happen so quickly but sometimes