Maternity

7th February 2018
5 Daily Things Parents Can Do To Raise A More Confident Girl premium
We live in a society where men and women alike have successful careers and fulfil worthwhile roles, be it as politicians, teachers or community volunteers. Yet it is widely known that women suffer more from problems related to low self-esteem than men, which in serious cases can lead to anxiety and depression. As parents we […]
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4th July 2017
The Most Positive Person I Know premium
Jenny is the sort of person you’d like to see after a day when you feel you haven’t accomplished anything. A day where you arrive at work already feeling exhausted, you don’t manage to get anything crossed off your to-do list during the day, you’re stuck in traffic on your way home and once home, […]
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28th June 2017
Haemorrhoids after childbirth: What you should know premium
This article conveys one woman’s experience of developing haemorrhoids during pregnancy which worsened considerably after childbirth. She describes how she dealt with the pain and inconvenience and how she’s been able to change her lifestyle to avoid flare-ups. This article raises awareness amongst women on a difficult subject that isn’t written about enough. This piece was published on the […]
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20th April 2017
Be aware: postnatal pain is not always what it seems premium
So you’ve given birth. ‘Well thank god that’s over!’, most of us will think. But what if the pain doesn’t go away? In fact, you’re in agony for days after your labour and can’t pinpoint what’s wrong with you. Meet Sarah, who after giving birth to her first daughter just wasn’t able to sit down […]
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14th March 2017
Life Can Be This Simple Or The day I bid farewell to my smart phone premium
‘Mummy, how do you spell water?’ my four-year-old asks me over breakfast. Next to her sits my one-year-old in her high chair, patiently waiting for her next spoonful of porridge which I’m holding. ‘Mummy? Mummy! Mummy! Mummy! How do you spell water?’ my oldest asks me again, her voice a few octaves higher this time […]
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20th February 2017
Home birth versus hospital birth: One mother who has tried both reveals all premium
This article describes Amy’s two very different birth experiences. With her first son she tried for a home birth but ended up having medical intervention in hospital. With her second son she had a successful home birth. In fact, she ended up giving birth at home without any medical professional present. This piece was published on the website […]
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17th February 2017
Hospital Birth or Home Birth? That is the question… premium
So, you’re pregnant. But where do you want to give birth to your baby? At hospital or at home? Many expectant mothers struggle with making this decision, despite a plethora of information out there about both options. What might help is to hear from a mother who has been in both situations. Her name is […]
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7th December 2016
Baby Loss: Heart break, Hugs and Healing premium
Once a month I introduce myself to a group of people. This is what I say: “Hi, my name is Laetitia and my partner and I lost a baby boy in March 2015.” Every first Thursday of the month I attend our local Sands meeting. Sands is the UK’s leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity, […]
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2nd November 2016
Giving Birth: Not something you can plan premium
Meet Rachel, an energetic, witty and full-of-life 37 year-old mother. Just over four years ago she was about to give birth for the first time. Being the intelligent and inquisitive sort of woman she is, Rachel was well-prepared and well-informed. She had read up on all the different birthing options and places, and through NCT […]
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2nd November 2016
How To Cope When Your Labour Doesn’t Go To Plan premium
This article describes one woman’s first time labour, how she was aiming for a home birth but ended up having every intervention in hospital apart from a C-section. It also deals with the important issue of coming to terms with a birth trauma and offers expert advice on the matter. This piece was published on the website NetDoctor […]
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