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What’s in my hospital bag?

Thousands. That's how many times 'hospital bag' is tapped into Google in an average month. And I don't know about [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Will I be forced to give birth alone?

You might think it's a ridiculous question and one with an obvious answer: of course not. But with the UK [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|4 Comments

Do pregnant women really need to self-isolate?

I'm talking, of course, about coronavirus and the government advice that all pregnant women should self-isolate for 12 weeks in [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|1 Comment

5 ways to prepare for a newborn in the wake of coronavirus

Preparing to welcome a new baby in the not-too-distant future? Worried about what the coronavirus outbreak means for you and [...]

By |March 13th, 2020|Competitions, Parenting, Pregnancy|27 Comments

7 ways to try & turn a breech baby naturally

Nearing the end of pregnancy with a baby in the breech position? If you’re reading this the chances are the [...]

By |March 4th, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|2 Comments

How I fell victim to the Maternity Allowance tax glitch

Self-employed and expecting a baby in the not too distant future? Planning on claiming Maternity Allowance? Then you MUST read [...]

By |February 28th, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|7 Comments

Managing third trimester aches & pains with The Massage Company

Lower back pain, muscle spasms, trouble sleeping, heartburn: those are among the joyful side effects of the third trimester as [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy, Reviews|0 Comments

Does having an epidural make me a failure?

Does having an epidural make me a failure? According to the so-called ‘cult of natural childbirth’ it does. I ask [...]

By |January 31st, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|5 Comments

Should I harvest my colostrum before my baby is born?

It sounds like the sort of thing best left to scientists in labs, but it's the latest recommendation being dished [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Breast feeding, Parenting, Pregnancy|10 Comments

5 ways to cope financially when you’re unexpectedly expecting

Six thousand pounds. That’s how much a baby costs in their first year if new research by insurance company LV [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|3 Comments

10 things I’d completely forgotten about being pregnant!

Isn’t it funny how you can completely forget what it’s like to be in a situation when you’re no longer [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|5 Comments

When is the right time to start shopping for a new baby?

When is the right time to start shopping for a new baby? I ask after reaching six months of pregnancy [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Parenting, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Help! Pregnancy is turning me into a Christmas grinch!

Cross. If there’s one word I’d use to describe myself so far this Christmas it’s cross. And grumpy. Forget what [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Parenting, Pregnancy|6 Comments

Surviving Christmas & New Year when everyone else is drinking & you’re not

Six billion. That’s how many units of alcohol we consume between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day if the latest [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Parenting, Pregnancy|6 Comments

What it’s REALLY like being 20 weeks pregnant with baby number four!

‘You must be mad’. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard that since revealing we’re expecting baby [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Parenting, Pregnancy|10 Comments