Should Bounty Reps Be Banned From Maternity Wards?

Over the last week or so there has been a lot of talk in the media about Bounty Reps and whether or not they should be allowed on maternity wards and I have heard quite a lot of opinions on either side. Erin was born at 7:56am on 1st January 2016 after what felt like a really long induction (admitted on 30th December). I ended up having an emergency section and I don’t remember most of it. I remember being half awake in my room and having a couple of family members there. I also remember the EDP (local newspaper)

Recovering From Birth Trauma: 2 Years Later

If you’ve been following either here or on Facebook for some time now, you’ll probably know that Erin’s birth was pretty shit. In fact, my whole pregnancy was less than perfect and I hated near enough every day of it. I think it’s really important to talk about birth trauma. I don’t think I did enough talking about it after it happened and I let some things fester for month and months before I finally broke down and admitted that I needed help. Erin had stopped growing so my doctor at the hospital thought it would be best to have

C-Sections: The Birth Choice For Lazy Mums?

Recently Kate Hudson has come under fire in the press for saying that the laziest thing she’s ever done is to have a C-Section. This came about as part of an interview and since then, it’s been all over social media and I can’t say that I’m surprised. As someone who has had a C-Section herself, and an emergency one at that, I would never say that this is the ‘lazy option’. Hell, I wouldn’t have even said it before having one myself seeing as the NHS consider it as a major operation. I think I would go as far as

Second babies and sterilisation

Let’s get this straight… I am not pregnant with our second! This post is actually going to be about not having second babies but going for sterilisation instead. *This post talks about sex. If you’re not comfortable with that (Mum) I won’t be offended if you don’t carry on reading. A couple of my friends have either recently found out they are expecting their second child or like one friend, due pretty soon! I am absolutely thrilled for them all and so excited for when the new babies are born. However, this is also my worst nightmare. I cannot imagine

New year, new family member!

It has been months since I posted anything and that makes me a bad blogger! Last time you all heard from me I was 18 weeks pregnant and that was a long time ago! As pregnancy goes, I had a pretty rough time of it. For the first three months or so I suffered with quite bad morning sickness and I was tired the whole time. I had a couple of months in the middle that I felt okay about but then the third trimester kicked in and everything got worse. The sickness came back with a vengeance and I

Our home made baby book

As soon as I found I was pregnant I knew that I didn’t want a generic baby record book. The ones I had seen in shops were either very girly or just a bit boring. It didn’t seem like there would ever be enough pages for things I would want in there so making my own seemed to be the best option. I started out with a basic, black scrapbook knowing I could decorate it in a million different ways. Hobbycraft was the obvious place to start with buying different things and I got some super cute stick on letters which I

Pregnancy Week 18

Wow, 18 weeks already! I can’t quite believe I’m almost half way there now. When I first found out I was pregnant the first few weeks went so slowly and I thought this would be the case for my whole pregnancy. Luckily, since my 12 week scan things have been going very quickly. I have to be honest and admit that I was not enjoying my pregnancy very much in the first trimester but now that I’m in the second I feel much better. I’m not nearly as tired any more although busy days at work don’t help very much.

What’s in a name?

Since finding out I was pregnant John and I have been trying to think of names that we both like. I didn’t think it would be so hard to agree on names. There have been loads that either I have liked and John hasn’t or the other way around. We had one or two that we liked even before I fell pregnant but those have now been scrapped. I have a really big dislike or names that can be shortened. I have always hated it and it really makes picking baby names difficult. One that we previously liked was Imogen