• Nobody Tells You…

    Nobody Tells You… Today we hear from the lovely Becca Maberly on her fabulous new book ‘Nobody Tells You, 101 truths about pregnancy, birth and parenthood’. No matter how prepared you think you might be, no matter how much money you throw at your pregnancy and antenatal care, no matter how much you read, no …

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Keep Fit as a New Mama

    Between the joys (and huge responsibility) of having a baby, taking care of the house, and maybe even juggling your career, it’s easy to forget about your own needs. However, motherhood shouldn’t stop you from keeping your body in tip-top shape. Plus, there’s no better time than now to nurse your body back to optimal …

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  • Top 5 newborn baby essentials.

    Today we hear from Lauren Roberts, who is raising two beautiful children and studying to be a lawyer at the same time. Lauren shares her 5 top baby essentials with one of them being a Mama Designs Cellular Blanker. You can find Lauren on Instagram @talesoftinytedstones. Chicco next to me crib. Used this crib with both …

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  • The First Trimester

    The First Trimester I thought I would write a post about my first trimester, seeing as it and some of the symptoms are now (touch wood) behind me. Baby brain (or pregnancy brain) it seems is not. As I was convinced I had already written this post and searched my laptop for it. Clearly I …

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    #MamaToBe: preparing for a c-section

    Today we have a guest post from Chelle, who blogs at Unique and Chic and we’re talking about preparing for a c-section. My first birth wasn’t the fantastic earth mother experience that I had thought it would be so when I found out I was pregnant nearly 4 years later my first thoughts were how …

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    #MamaToBe Summer maternity wear

    If you’re pregnant, chances are you’re feeling a tad uncomfortable now that the weather has started to heat up. Being pregnant comes with a whole host of lovely little ailments, including increased body temperature and water retention- both conditions that are made worse in the heat. So how do lovely Mamas to be keep their …

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    Mama-to-be: the anomaly scan

    The second routine scan that you’ll be offered during your pregnancy is at around 20 weeks gestation and is called the anomaly scan. This one will be quite different from the dating scan you had at around 12 weeks, because there are lots of important checks to be made. Some hospitals have a ‘no children …

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    Mama-to-be: Maternity style tips

    It’s quite a big thing really, when your bump really is a bump and normal clothes no longer fit quite right. But choosing maternity clothes can be a little daunting, especially if you’re working too and need a new wardrobe for the office. We asked you what your top tips for choosing maternity wear were, …

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    Mama-to-be: Choosing baby names

    When it comes to choosing a name for your baby, does your mind suddenly go blank? Or do you have so many names that the idea of narrowing it all down causes a mild panic of sorts? You’re not alone! Choosing a name is actually a huge deal- your child has to live with it …

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    Mama-to-be: coping with Morning Sickness

    One of the most common pregnancy symptoms is morning sickness, and it’s estimated that 80% of mums-to-be suffer from vomiting and nausea in the early stages of it all. You can thank those pesky hormones for morning sickness- a sign that the pregnancy is progressing somewhat normally. Not that it makes it any easier to …

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