How to Help Prevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Pregnancy stretch marks or striae gravidarum if you want to get technical, form during pregnancy and are beautiful. They are a mother’s tiger stripes, badge of honour, showcasing just what our amazing bodies can do. They are also very common, the NHS notes that 8 out of 10 women develop stretch marks throughout the course…

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Elvie Electric Breast Pump: The Game Changer

I have been using the Elvie Double Electric Breast Pump for a month now and wanted to share with you my thoughts. Prior to the Elvie breast pump, I was previously using the Medela Swing Flex Maxi Electric Breast Pump and will be using this model as a comparison point to the Elvie. The main…

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THE FINE TUNED HOSPITAL BAG: KEY ITEMS YOU WILL LOVE

The hospital bag – likely the most important bag you will ever pack. As this is my second time around with baby number two, I can safely say I have expertly fine-tuned my packing skills, or at least I hope so! And therefore, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite items…

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Pregnancy During Lockdown: Tips for Mums to Be

Being pregnant in the midst of a global pandemic and resulting lockdown, can be daunting and quite isolating for any pregnant woman, particularly if this is their first pregnancy. Thankfully we live in a digital age where staying connected is easier than ever. With this in mind, and as this is my second pregnancy, I…

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My Pregnancy Skincare Routine: 10 Effective Face & Body Products Safe to Use

When pregnant, there are precautions mothers need to take when it comes to which ingredients they should put on their skin and it can become rather mind boggling. This is due to the fact that your skin is your largest organ and is very porous, so it absorbs whatever you put on it, some of which is drawn into…

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GIVING BIRTH AT THE LINDO WING: MY STORY

When we discovered we were pregnant my husband and I quickly decided on private obstetric healthcare and engaged the expertise of an obstetric consultant, this was primarily due to the fact we were after continuity of care with access to private facilities and no wait time for appointments, check ups or rooms. Our consultant who is based…

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STEMS CELLS: THE MIRACULOUS BLOOD IN YOUR BABY’S UMBILICAL CORD

My husband and I were at a Baby Show recently and walked past a stem cell storage bank display. We didn’t really stop to think about it in more detail as we were making our way over to the popular pram and cot displays. However, we did make a mental note to have a look into…

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GIVING BIRTH: THE HOSPITAL BAG CHECKLIST

I spent as much time as I could circumventing my duties when it came to packing my hospital bag as I was a little unsure of where to start. As this is our first baby, I had the overarching belief I would fail to pack something extremely important and then receive a look of disdain…

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PREGNANCY APPS AND BOOKS: THE BEST OF EDIT

Any mum or dad to be knows there is a plethora of pregnancy literature out there, and at first it may seem a little overwhelming trying to sift through it all to find the most helpful, relevant and accurate information. With this mind, I thought I would compile a list of apps and books that…

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THE MOTHER BOX: PREGNANCY + BIRTH KIT

What happens when a talented midwife & doula with over 25 years combined experience get together? A-mazing things are created, like this pregnancy + birth box which has everything me and the growing bump need. The Mother Box is an all in one essentials go to kit for mums-to-be, put together by two women who have decades…

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