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5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

These weeks are absolutely flying by, and next week I’ll officially be in my 3rd trimester! I like to think I’m a pretty laid back, go with the flow sort of person. However, when it comes to giving birth, being as prepared as possible really helps me. I know it’s impossible to plan everything in this situation, but here are 5 ways to prepare for labour and birth: Mind Hypnobirthing preparation As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’ve invested…

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Hypnobirthing on a Budget

Hypnobirthing on a Budget

I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I thought now would be the perfect time. I’m past the halfway point in my pregnancy, and D Day seems to be fast approaching, I can’t quite believe it as it only feels like two minutes since I saw those fateful two lines on the pregnancy test I took. My first labour and birth was pretty straightforward. My waters went in bed at around 4am, contractions started fairly soon…

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Why we’re not finding out the sex of our baby

Why we’re not finding out the sex of our baby

It’s one of the very first questions you get asked when people find out you’re expecting. “Do you know what you’re having?” Young, old, family, not family, there are no discrepancies. Everybody wants to know what this little bump is going to be. With our first pregnancy, my husband was desperate to find out. I think he was struggling with imagining us actually having a baby, and needed to pin his expectations on something. I managed to talk him round,…

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Our early scan at 8 weeks – Review of The Scan Room, Huddersfield

Our early scan at 8 weeks – Review of The Scan Room, Huddersfield

For some reason, this pregnancy has by far been my most anxious one. I don’t know if it’s the fact I’m maybe not quite so naive this time around, or that in my odd head, the fact I’ve had 2 straightforward pregnancies means I’m almost expecting something to go wrong this time around. I find out I was pregnant just before I was 4 weeks this time, so I knew from very early on. I touched on it in my…

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10 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

10 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

How far along are you? 10 weeks and 5 days today Due date? 21st August 2018 (feels like forever away!) How is baby doing? Little baby is the size of a green olive now (yuk, I am not a fan of olives!). His/her tiny fingers have nails, and their arms and legs can rotate at the shoulder and hip joints! I cannot wait to see those limbs moving about at our next scan. Symptoms? I totally feel like my tummy…

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9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

9 whole weeks. I’ve had a good week, the pregnancy nausea has definitely lessened, which I have been so pleased about! I’m now patiently waiting my letter for my dating scan, it can’t come soon enough! How far along? 9 weeks and 2 days (according to my last period!) Due date? Still the 21st August 2018 How is baby doing? Baby is now the size of a grape (mmm grapes haha! Now getting hungry!). So around 2.3cm. The most amazing…

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8 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

8 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

Eek, we’ve had quite an exciting week, and everything in this pregnancy seems so much more real now. I’m finally allowing myself to imagine that I’m actually going to be having a baby this year! How far along? 8 weeks and 2 days Due date? 21st August 2018, although this could change. How is baby doing? Baby is now around the size of a raspberry, 1.6cm. His/her eyes are now beginning to form, including the iris which will determine baby’s…

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7 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

7 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

Can’t quite believe I’m 7 weeks already. With the Mister being off the last two weeks, and the eldest off nursery, we’ve been so busy I’ve not had time to think! 7 weeks has come around very quickly, and I am so pleased. These first few weeks are never enjoyable, and the sooner 12 weeks gets here, the better. How many weeks? 7 weeks Due date? 21st of August 2018, if my dates are correct. How’s baby doing? My little…

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6 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

6 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

Back again! I’m so pleased to be writing another one of these, and that, thus far, everything seems to be going okay, How many weeks? 6 weeks. Due date? 21st August 2018 How’s baby doing? Little one is the size of a grain of rice, so still teeny tiny. Also, he or she is looking a bit like a tadpole at the moment! Baby now has a two-chambered heart, which will have now started beating, how exciting! As well as…

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4-5 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

4-5 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

It feels so odd to be writing this! I uhmmed and ahhed over writing a pregnancy update. It doesn’t exactly fit with my blog, as such. However, it is such a big part of my life at the moment. Also, ever since being pregnant with my first, I have always loved to read other people’s pregnancy updates, there’s just something nice about feeling like you’re not alone. Especially in these early weeks, when no-one really knows, there’s no one to…

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