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Tag Archives: Pregnancy

  • Juggling a newborn and a toddler…

    This week we hear from Jess aka The Prosecco Mum… Having a toddler is challenging enough but what chaos ensues when you throw a newborn baby into the mix too? Short answer. Lots! Having a newborn and a toddler is a whole new experience. Do you remember those very early days with your first where, …

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  • Pregnancy Payment Plan

    Introducing the new Pregnancy Payment Plan from Mama Designs.  Having babies is an expensive business! You have to buy a pram, a cot, a car seat…. the list and the cost can feel endless. We have been thinking about how we can help you out. We have come up with a Pregnancy Payment Plan which …

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  • The Third Trimester

    In India’s final pregnancy blog post, The Third Trimester, we hear all about her experience of the third trimester. “The third trimester has been both the longest (literally, I am currently 41 weeks pregnant!) and shortest time ever, because although it lasted a while the time also just seemed to evaporate. Everyone said to me …

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  • The Second Trimester

    Our second post from India, all about how she found the second trimester of her pregnancy: “After a first trimester which seemed to go at snail’s pace with nobody knowing about the little life growing inside me, the second trimester did a total 180 and seemed to fly by. When I got to the end …

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  • 9 Tips to Survive IVF Treatment

    Another guest post today, from the lovely Lindsay Gardner (aka Fizzy Peaches) all about her experience of IVF and her tips. Thanks for your open and honest account, Lindsay x … “IVF can be a tough process, I mean really, really tough at times. However, it can be the most magical adventure too – I’ve never experienced …

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  • The First Trimester

    Blogger and new mum India has written a series of posts all about her pregnancy and what you might expect. First up – the first trimester. Photo by Fern Merrills “For me the first trimester felt like a whirlwind of happiness, change and worry. I was absolutely over the moon to be pregnant, and simultaneously aware …

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    What is a doula?

    What is a doula and why will having one help me? This guest post is from Sophie at Nurturing Birth. There is nothing new about doulas, though many people have not come across the term before.  I am often misheard and assumed to be either a jeweler or a dealer!  For millennia, as women were …

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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: 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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