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Motherhood // To my pregnant best friend

Oh my darling, You are expecting your first bundle. And, as I sit here watching Call the Midwife, I’m reminded of how it felt to be a mum for the first time. The excitement of my growing belly. The joy of hearing the first heartbeat. The shock when she plopped out onto the bed. We have known each other for so many years now. And what a journey that has been already. Your path is about to get even more exciting. But you know me, I’m always honest with you. It’s not an easy  ...

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Motherhood // Is there ever a ‘right’ time?

The third child. I’ve written about this previously, and it truly is a topic that occupies my mind on a daily basis. When my children are (occasionally) playing together nicely, my heart sings, my ovaries beat, and a little voice pops up saying: “Imagine this with three! Go on!” When my children are arguing (which is much more frequent), my mind wanders off into a land where three children argue with a completely different dynamic: there is a mediator in the trio. It is  ...

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Motherhood // Third baby, or no third baby?

I am being consumed by the overwhelming urge to procreate again. For the final time. And, for the past few months, I have internally debated with myself on a daily basis as to whether I truly want a third child. Whether it would be the right decision for our family. Whether I could mentally deal with the perinatal depression again. The increase in my anxiety again. The postnatal depression. Again.

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Motherhood // C’est La Vie!

As soon as you announce your pregnancy, every female you come across bellows “DO YOUR PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES!”, and you find that you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole into a whole new world of female fun! You also find yourself fretting about a) whether you’re doing your pelvic floors frequently enough, b) whether you’re doing them correctly, and c) whether doing them will actually work once you’ve birthed a baby out of your Lady Garden!?! Add another baby  ...

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Giveaway // Win a pair of tickets to the Private Pregnancy Show (3 pairs to win!)

The Private Pregnancy UK Show exhibits for the first time this year on Saturday 21st May – Sunday 22nd May 2016, at the Royal Institution in London. As the first exhibition of its kind, The Private Pregnancy Show will bring together elite obstetricians, gynaecologists, fertility consultants and midwives from the UK’s leading private hospitals and clinics, for one weekend only. It is set to include exhibitions (with free one-to-one consultations), an exclusive set of 16 seminars led by world  ...

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