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 ends well though, they say, and we all are here to tell the tale. Sadly, […]

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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. We fail new mothers, and despite this being obvious we still aren’t doing much to fix that.  As someone who struggled […]

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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 became clear that it was more than that. After continually throwing up, not being able […]

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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 fun looking at what is out there, for both mum and baby. Some things have […]

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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. From what I can work out, having read a few articles, blogs and opinions on […]

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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 an old one. I wanted to write about my first visit to South Africa, but […]

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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 has been hospitalized for treatment. I feel incredibly sorry for her, having suffered from the […]

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