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What was never discussed about my infertility

What was never discussed about my infertility

A Common Story My husband and I took a while to fall pregnant. Not as long as many but 15 months was long enough for us. I had irregular cycles. Very irregular. I wasn’t able to track it well enough to predict ovulation. I went to my GP to have a chat about conception and what we needed to do before falling pregnant. The usual was discussed, vaccinations up to date, supplements, foods to avoid while pregnant and who to…

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Stop Terrifying Pregnant Mums!

Stop Terrifying Pregnant Mums!

Keep Your Horror Stories To Yourself We have to stop telling pregnant women horror birth stories. It’s as simple as that. When you’re pregnant, you’re just a little vulnerable (to say the least). If this is your first baby, you have no idea what to expect, everything is new and incredibly overwhelming. Maybe this is a subsequent birth and your previous experience wasn’t what you had expected or particularly positive. Why oh why, do women think that this is the right…

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Baby Wearing Dads: Ovaries Exploding Like Fireworks

Baby Wearing Dads: Ovaries Exploding Like Fireworks

What is it about a Baby Wearing Daddy?? There’s something incredibly sexy about seeing a man nurturing his baby. The way he kisses their head, smiles as he rubs their back…and let’s face it, it’s especially awesome when it’s your own because that means that baby is not on your hip! I think every dad should wear his baby. It might result in a massive population explosions as women all over the place swoon but it’s also incredible for baby…

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Born Into Light and Love. Charlotte’s Birth Story

Born Into Light and Love. Charlotte’s Birth Story

The Birth of Charlotte Pregnancy I have always loved babies and the older I got the more interested in birth I became. Like most people I used to view birth as that horrible thing I just had to endure and get through to get my baby. But I started doing research on birth and reading and watching birth stories years before I fell pregnant and realised that birth was an incredibly powerful and transformative process. And depending on how it…

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Pregnancy Meditation

Pregnancy Meditation

I loved going to my birth class and having a doula run a guided meditation at the end of the class. It was such a beautiful way to relax, centre myself and connect with the wriggly life inside of me. Below is a meditation I wrote and conducted at my pregnancy oils workshop. Feel free to print it off and have someone read it to you. Find somewhere quiet, dim and comfortable and then relax away. It would be even…

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Essential Oils for Pregnancy

Essential Oils for Pregnancy

What are the best essential oils for pregnancy? I’ll take you through the best essential oils from First to Third Trimester and Birth. FIRST TRIMESTER You’re pregnant!! Congratulations. You have a tiny little life growing inside you and your life will irrevocably change. Your body is flooded with hormones to support this new life and as a result you might feel terribly exhausted and maybe even queazy. If you are anything like me, I was nauseous almost 24 hours a…

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