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Why I Showed My 4 Year Old Birthing Videos

Because she asked me to. (Well, that was a quick blog post - hope I cleared that up.) No really, she asked me to. Pretty directly actually.

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Family

Parents – You’re Doing Great

To all the parents out there, You're doing great! It does not matter how you came to be parents, all that matters is that you are.

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Birth Stories

When Labour Started – At The Shops

In my group of friends, I was the first to become a mum at just 21 years old. As a 21 year old mother, I was just as clueless and scared as you probably are imagining. I learned a lot along the way and several years later,

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Family

Are You Having Another Baby?

I have this routine down. It’s very well rehearsed. I know how to answer this question in a way that shuts down the conversation, because it’s a conversation that hurts to talk about. The questions that go something like: “Are you having another baby?”

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Family

Destination Parenthood

Parenthood. The name has so many meanings – and means something different for each and every one of us. It is a difficult, rewarding and an amazing experience, often all at the same time. Life however is not unfulfilling if you do not have kids.

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Birth Stories

Elijah’s Birth Story

On the 28th July, we welcomed our precious little man Elijah George into our lives. This is his birth story. My pregnancy with Elijah was text book – in the sense that it was one of those of pregnancies that progress with no complications and very little discomfort.

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Mental Health Stories

The Countdown

I am currently 35 weeks into my second pregnancy and although I have been using an app to help me keep track of my weeks, I am now starting the "it's so close" end of the line count down. My first pregnancy, with daughter Ayla, was uneventful and 'boring'. I…

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Birth Stories

Elliot’s Birth Story

Okay, this has been a while coming. My little man is 7 months old now and has just started teething (another story for another time) and I have been meaning to get this down for quite some time, and in fact have 4 pages of unfinished notes jotted down SOMEWHERE…

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Finnish Babies, Cardboard Boxes and the Baby Bonus

A recent article on the BBC website caught my eye - Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes - and upon reading it I was surprised to discover in Finland every expectant mother is given the option of a Baby Box

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Birthing Articles

How to Write a Birth Plan

When to come to writing a birth plan, people might say “You can’t plan a birth” – there are so many things that can happen that are unexpected, or not go to “plan”, births can be quicker, longer, harder, easier, more complicated or simpler than we anticipate.

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Birth Stories

Willow’s Birth Story

Willow's story begins long before she chose to enter this world. Against all odds a one night fling with my ex resulted in my pregnancy with her, the decision to keep her and raise knowing I would be a single mother to a newborn was a hard decision to make.

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Birthing Articles

What Do you Consider Natural Childbirth

Since Margo is about to turn three, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about her birth. Margo was born in a hospital setting and her birth was considered a ‘natural childbirth’.

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Birthing Articles

Birthing

Birthing certainly can be an amazing, empowering, beautiful, magical experience, It can also be very painful, long or traumatic in some instances. I highly recommend reading Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth if you can get a copy, and if you are planning to birth vaginally to watch birthing videos –…

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