Beauty, Health, Just For Fun, Pregnancy

Hair Loss During Pregnancy And Looking Like a Rockhopper Penguin

Having hair loss as a woman is a challenging thing to come to terms with whether it's from pregnancy, stress, a hereditary condition, Alopecia, or Cancer - in this case, mine was caused from pregnancy, and it was coming out in clumps by the handful every day. It started at around 7 months pregnant. Before… Read More Hair Loss During Pregnancy And Looking Like a Rockhopper Penguin

Family, Labour, Parenting, Pregnancy

First Pregnancy Nostalgia. Thinking Back To That Day That Feels So Long Ago…

I'm still struggling to realise that in just one month, the eldest of my three is starting secondary school. It doesn't seem possible. I remember Josh coming into the world as if it was yesterday. I was 21 when I fell pregnant with him and as odd/mad as it seemed to everyone else, he wasn't… Read More First Pregnancy Nostalgia. Thinking Back To That Day That Feels So Long Ago…

Labour, Parenting, Pregnancy

Part 12: The Real Reason My Water Birth Is The Best Gift I Have Ever Been Given

We take the advice of the midwife (see previous post) and get ready to make our way into the hospital, but instead of being in labour, we are going in not knowing if our unborn child is ok. It's a horrible feeling. As we arrive at 10pm we find that the department is short-staffed and we… Read More Part 12: The Real Reason My Water Birth Is The Best Gift I Have Ever Been Given

Christmas, Labour, Pregnancy

Part 11: Why You Should Always Be Aware Of Your Baby’s Movements In Pregnancy

We are six days from Christmas now, and I'm getting worried. Despite all the excitement, little man didn't make an appearance. The midwife told me to now opt for sex to bring on labour. I've done pineapple, I have done curry and spice, I have attempted raspberry leaf tea, walking. Everything except that. Because the… Read More Part 11: Why You Should Always Be Aware Of Your Baby’s Movements In Pregnancy

Christmas, Pregnancy

Top Tips For Bringing On Labour

With one son due Christmas Day and arriving Christmas Eve and our new arrival due 13th December with the potential of being overdue by two weeks, we are panicking. I do not need, require, nor want another baby Jesus on the horizon. To add to the previous concerns of low iron and goodness knows what, it… Read More Top Tips For Bringing On Labour

Pregnancy

The Ultimate Guide To Birth Plans And Hospital Bags

Some women get their birthing plan together months before their due date to be organised and feel content on the run-up to labour. I like to live life on the edge and have decided to leave it until just a couple of weeks before; to my midwife's disgust. Both my previous labours were very different,… Read More The Ultimate Guide To Birth Plans And Hospital Bags