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Hypnobirthing: is it any good?

  Hypnobirthing is growing in popularity amongst parents to be, but is it any good? Or is it just middle class hippie mumbo-jumbo nonsense? As a 30 something down-to-earth Yorkshire girl I wasn’t sure hypnobirthing was right for me, I thought it was just for hippies and celebreties. But after lots of recommnedations from mum-friends […]

Top-Tips for Managing Morning Sickness

Top Tips for Managing Morning Sickness Morning sickness came as a bit of a shock to me. I’ve never really had problems with hormones or PMS, so I didn’t think it would bother me. How wrong I was! From just 5 weeks, I was struck with nausea like I have never known. I was in […]

A decade of dieting, disordered eating and eating disorders.

2009 vs 2019 So I’ve seen lots of people doing the decade comparison on social media. I’m rubbish at knowing where I was when, so I did a bit of scrolling and this shocked me! 2010s were literally a decade of eating disorders for me. 2009 is the year I got to ‘goal weight’ after […]

My Experience of Miscarriage: from guilt to grief and worry to hope.

Miscarriage affects so many people and yet the actual experience of it is so rarely discussed openly and honestly. For many women it is simply too painful to talk about. Everyone’s experience is different, but it is often a complicated mish-mash of feelings from sadness to anger, jealousy and even guilt. When I experienced a […]

Learning To Accept My Changing Pregnant Body

There is no doubt that your body goes through lots of changes during pregnancy, some more obvious than others. Some ladies lap up every moment of it. For others (like myself) it is a bit more a challenge to learn how to accept and enjoy your changing pregnant body.   I was far from glowing […]