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Motherhood // Getting Through the Baby Blues

This post was written by Holly Ashby. She works for Will Williams Meditation, who provide courses on Vedic Meditation, an easier and more effective alternative to Mindfulness Meditation, in central London. The baby blues are incredibly common. Buffeted by storms of hormones, shell-shocked from the birth and facing the enormous responsibility of looking after an entirely helpless human being, it’s not surprising that we might not feel at our best in the weeks and months after bringing new  ...

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Motherhood

Motherhood // 10 things I wish someone had told me about postpartum life

With a few friends about to pop out their first (and consequent) babies, I’ve been thinking about birth and what life is like after having a baby. As one of the first in my group of friends to have children, I sometimes wish I’d had someone close around to tell me all of this, so below would be my advice to my friends (and my lovely readers) about to embark on the crazy journey into the Wilderness: 1. First up, there is no such thing as ‘too many’ maternity pads. You  ...

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Motherhood, Poem

Motherhood // Hello! I’m… back?! (A Poem)

Well, hello… hello! What a… surprise? It’s, um, nice to have you back…? Apologies for the lack of welcoming parade, I’m feeling rather crap. I understand I couldn’t have known You’d make an unannounced arrival, But you ruined my favourite pjs, When you made your spontaneous revival. You have returned, Ergo, we can once again procreate, I’m afraid it won’t be for a while though, A three-to-four year wait.

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Pregnancy // 10 things I’m looking forward to being able to do postpartum

I’ve reached that point in the third trimester where I’m dreaming of creamy brie, prosecco and being able to walk properly again… I love being pregnant, and I really hope I get to experience this for a third time (although, with less of the Pregnancy Hangover next time please) but after weeks of not being able to sleep, and with my energy levels currently running on empty, I’ve had my fill for now, so here’s what I’m looking forward to being able to do  ...

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