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Category: Motherhood

Motherhood

Patiently Pumping – Our Pumping Journey!

I was very keen on pumping alongside breastfeeding from the very word go as I wanted my husband to be involved with bedtimes, therefore pumping enough during the day time to give him a bottle in the evenings. When Rupert was born, I soon realised that pumping would be a much bigger part of my…
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Our Breastfeeding Journey

And so this is where it ends… I don’t think the end of a breastfeeding journey is ever easy for any mother. Whether it is at day five because your baby just wont latch, week 12 because you are not producing enough milk, or month 9 when you return to work. There is that very…
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The Fourth Trimester – Highs and Lows

Fourteen weeks old and counting. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish that time would stand still, and I could cuddle my newborn baby boy forever. We no longer fit into that “take it easy, you have a newborn” category and life is mostly back to normal… I’m both excited but…
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Why Formula and Nipple Shields saved Breastfeeding for us!

A whole month has passed since our little man arrived, and it now feels like we are getting into our own rhythm, so time to sit and think about our journey from birth until now, with one of the biggest things of course being feeding! The big and sometimes controversial subject of how best to…
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Experience into Practice….The Parent and Baby Coach becomes a Parent!

So, this is the time that I have been waiting for, for the last 16 plus years… The start of my new life as a Mummy, with our baby boy due any day. We are 9 days from due date, to be exact, but of course we all know that it is never worth counting…
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Exercise in Pregnancy – Why being Pregnant does not have to mean quitting your usual Fitness routine!

There is a lot of confusion in the world of pregnancy and parenting these days, and it is sometimes hard to pinpoint an expert opinion from those pages of forums and websites written by others, who are writing with no real background or experience. Exercise in pregnancy, and what you can and cannot do, is…
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It’s a Boy! – The Second Trimester

It’s a boy! A muddy puddle loving, handsome, mini-version of my very own husband…an actual boy! Finding out the gender of our currently cabbage sized future child was something that we had never really questioned. Being a super organised person myself, I wanted to know exactly what I would be needing and what to buy,…
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The First Trimester – Part Two – Sickness, Snacks and Survival!

The initial paranoia and worry over my pregnancy in those early weeks were combatted by extra scans and a little help from my friends! That said, nothing can ever quite prepare you for the permanent hangover feeling that the first trimester brings! Along a similar theme to my last blog, I was surprised at just…
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Pregnancy – The First Trimester – Part One: Mosquitoes, Paranoia and Early Scans!

For me, the decision to talk about my pregnancy with family, friends and clients, from as early as 6 weeks was a simple one. I have spent the last 8 years working closely with new parents and have seen far too many mothers suffer in silence; often breaking down into tears when talking about troubles…
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Creating a Good Milk Supply for your Newborn….

In my role as a Parent and Baby Coach, I often work with Mum’s who are really struggling to get a grips with breastfeeding. In this blog I point out some of the common problems with milk supply and how to make sure that your baby gets a good start with breastfeeding…. Your baby is…
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