Tag: birth

When birth isn’t as it should be. What I know now…

I have given birth twice. I have two healthy children, thankfully. Pregnancy and birth were not easy for me, both times, with health issues for me, and concerns about both babies at the end of each pregnancy. All’s well that

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It seems to have all changed since the last time round – pregnancy?

So, it’s not unknown, that we are trying to add a third small human to our numbers (much to the cat’s disgust, they aren’t that fond of small humans, Layla hasn’t quite forgiven me yet, for bringing two babies home)

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We fail new mothers…

I came across an interesting article this week, about the effects of extreme sleep deprivation on new mothers and that this contributes to anxiety and post partum issues like post partum anxiety & depression.  As someone who struggled with post

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum awareness. A book giveaway.

As some of you may know, during my two previous pregnancies, I was very unwell. I initially thought I had the usual sickness and nausea that comes with the hormone changes in early pregnancy, but as time went on, it

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BabySteps – a clever pregnancy calendar (and giveaway)

So it’s not an unknown thing that we are looking to add to our number here at the Mad House of Cats & Babies. It has been a while since I started looking at baby things, and I am having

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MAMA Academy – Supporting mums and midwives to help babies arrive safely

As you know, if you have read this blog, or know us in real life, we are trying to add a 3rd small human member to the Mad House. I have blogged about pregnancy and birth before, and the ups

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I was bloody minded about breastfeeding….Breast is not always best!

Almost a month ago, I took part in a live discussion, that was broadcast on certain TV channels and online. I was asked to join the panel, to talk about my experience of breastfeeding, the difficulties I had, and what

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So, the Bounty pack thing?

(Image source) Last week, I received an e-mail, asking me to join in and sign the petition, that is being brought against Bounty, who provide sample packs, and take photos of newborns, on maternity wards up and down the country.

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Magic Moments – 3rd Time Lucky!

I’m linking up with Jaime from The Oliver’s Mad House, for her Monday Magic Moments. She has a lovely blog, and this is going to be a fun and interesting linky. Why don’t you join in? My Magic Moment this week is

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It’s NOT morning sickness!

Disclaimer, I am NOT pregnant. However, the Duchess of Cambridge is, and I am delighted for her and Prince William. We’re big Royal Family fans. I am not delighted at the fact that the poor woman is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum and

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