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Birth Plan – Can You Plan A Birth?

“You can’t plan birth” is a phrase I’m sure you’ve come across if you’ve talked about birth plans. Maybe you’ve said it yourself. It really does seem like a common response to the idea of mothers having a birth plan. And after years of talking about birth and birth plans…

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Family

Maybe Baby – Another Baby Is Only In My Dreams

Maybe Baby People ask me all the time if we’re planning to have another baby, and I usually laugh at the thought – of course not. No. No no no. Absolutely not. I don’t want to go back there. Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding – all behind me. Thank goodness for that!…

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Family

All I Want For Christmas Is You

The Year A Christmas Carol Broke My Heart *Content warning* Discusses difficulty conceiving. One Christmas, several years ago I was walking through a shopping centre with my son who had just turned 2 years old. There were decorations everywhere and Christmas Carols were playing continuously. Overall it was a lovely…

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Beauty and Fashion Reviews

Nathalie Zip Nursing Dress By Queen Bee Review

his is possibly one of the most versatile dresses I’ve ever owned. I wish I’d had it when I first had my babies - or while I was pregnant - because I can see how incredibly useful this dress would be to go from maternity, nursing and even a bit…

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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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Lifestyle

Maternity Wear Tips and Recommendations

You don’t necessarily need to buy a whole new wardrobe to accommodate pregnancy and breastfeeding, nor do you need to buy maternity or nursing specific clothing. There are many different ways you can use regular clothes throughout these phases of your life.

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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

Uh oh. What happened????

Within MOMENTS, before even the fluid had reached the other end of the visual window, that line came up. It was DARK. It was definite. There was no squinting involved. No inverse colours on the phone. It was all too clear.

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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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Health

Failing to Conceive and PCOS

When you've had a baby and you're barely home from the hospital, settling into your new life as a parent, adjusting to the frequent feeds, the no sleep and living almost entirely on love and wonder, it already it begins. And already it begins. The overly personal question of “so…

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Family

Was He Planned?

"Was he planned" is one of the most ridiculous (also rude) questions I’ve ever been asked and still after 7 years of being asked it I’m still not entirely sure what kind of answer people are looking for... But the question itself is completely absurd, because the only answer there…

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Pregnancy Articles

The most embarrassing things about being pregnant

Pregnancy is lovely! You’re growing a tiny human inside you! You’re glowing with maternal love and joy! It’s all sunshine and roses and riding off into the sunset to the sound of 120 piece symphony orchestra. Oh, wait no. That’s not at all how it works.

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Baby Articles

I think I’m Done Having Babies

I’m always jealous when someone says with absolute certainty that they are completely done having babies, that they know with all that they are that their family is complete and they have no deeply buried yearning to do it all over again, to be pregnant, to give birth, to hold…

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Giveaways

Win A Fetal Doppler

Enter for a chance to win The AngelSounds Fetal Doppler Heartbeat Monitor and Recorder supplied by The Parent Garden.

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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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Birthing Articles

Benefits to Midwife-led Care

Unsurprisingly, after an analysis of 13 studies, involving 16,242 women in Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, has found “…that having the same midwife provides significant benefits for women who have a medium or low risk during their pregnancy.” Some of the findings were that women with midwife-led care…

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