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Pregnancy // Weekly Positive Inspiration for a Positive Birth #9

We completed our Hypnobirthing “crash course” in the last week, which was fantastic! I’ve found putting everything I’ve read about and learnt over the past few months into practise so useful, and have come away feeling really positive. The relaxations are amazing, and it has meant that I’ve been able to take time out from life and actually switch off – which is something I find very difficult. Nick has introduced a “relaxation hour” into our  ...

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Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 37 weeks pregnant

“I wouldn’t be surprised,” said the Midwife at my appointment on Monday “if this baby decides to come tonight. He’s ready.” Cue an excited bounce from me…! I spent the rest of the day feeling the period-pain-esque cramps ramp up, and by the time Busby went to bed I had a hot water bottle on my back and was sat on a mattress protector on the sofa. Baby did not arrive. After finally dropping off to sleep, my cramps calmed down and by Tuesday lunchtime  ...

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Pregnancy // Weekly Positive Inspiration for a Positive Birth #8

Gosh, the last week has certainly been interesting! We’ve had a few “will he/won’t he arrive?” moments and, according to the Midwife, Peppercorn’s entrance into the world is imminent. I’ve definitely been feeling like this pregnancy is coming to an end; I’m super slow now, and utterly exhausted. I have tiny bursts of nesting energy every few hours, and always end up doing too much and scolding myself as am left feeling like I’ve been hit by a  ...

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Which? Birth Choice // Why I’m choosing to have a Home Birth

The lovely folk at Which? (yes, the very same folk who help us to buy our cameras and fridges) have recently branched out into the great, mysterious, occasionally-taboo, land of Birth with their new online Birth Choice tool. Their aim is to help you make the best choice for you; the tool takes into account your personal preferences and circumstances and suggests local units that would be best suited to you. You can even compare the facilities and services provided at the local units, to  ...

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