Motherhood

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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19th April 2017
Coping with Coccydynia after Childbirth premium
This article describes Sarah’s ordeal after giving birth. Her prolonged agony and inability to sit down as it was too painful, was presumed by health professionals to be part of her postnatal recovery. It wasn’t until she saw a physiotherapist that she was diagnosed with coccydynia. This piece was published on the website NetDoctor which is one […]
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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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10th October 2016
School premium
Just over a month ago it was time for my oldest daughter to start ‘big school’, as she calls it. Unlike some mums who dread to face the fact that their ‘babies’ are growing up, I must admit that I was quite looking forward to it. Despite my daughter being young in her year, I […]
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