Dealing with Grief: How to Cope with Birthing a Stillborn

AD | Collaborative post Dealing with grief is never easy, but when you’re saying goodbye to your stillborn child, nothing quite compares. To find out some of the best ways to cope in this unprecedented situation, read on… As an expecting parent, bringing your new baby home is probably something you’ve been imagining for months. It’s also likely that you’ll have everything prepared, including clothes, a room, and even the nappies, ready for your new arrival. This is what makes birthing a stillborn baby so completely unprecedented, surreal, and tragic. It’s not going to be an easy transition, no matter

6 Fantastic Female Fertility Facts

AD | Collaborative post Having a baby isn’t always easy. Did you know that an estimated one in six couples in Britain are actually affected by infertility? Many of them turn to private IVF treatment to help them conceive. Although support is available, if you’re planning to have a baby one day (even if you are already a parent), it’s worth understanding as much as you can about your own fertility. This might help improve your chances of a successful pregnancy in the future. The following infographic  includes six fascinating facts to get you started; some of them might even come

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!

Finding out what we were having! 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

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