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Pregnancy and Sleeping

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Pregnancy and Sleeping

Have you been spending your days walking about like a Zombie because you are so tired, followed by nights which are spent tossing and turning just trying to get comfortable and fall asleep? Many women struggle to sleep when they are pregnant; some just feel uncomfortable, some experience strange dreams or nightmares and so are reluctant to let themselves go to sleep, this usually ends up with them feeling totally exhausted during the day. They are often so tired that they find themselves falling asleep on the sofa just before bedtime and so...

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Crying, mood swings and pregnancy!

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Crying, mood swings and pregnancy!

If you haven’t experienced it yet let me give you the info on ‘feelings’ – ’emotions’ – ‘mood swings’ or whatever else you want to call the great big emotional, roller-coaster, mood swing changes that you can experience during pregnancy.  These great swings in emotions and feelings generally happen in the first trimester and/or towards the end of your pregnancy.  I have known grown women to cry, yes literally cry over the most silliest things such as; eating a chocolate bar getting near...

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Affirmations – Are You Using Them?

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Affirmations – Are You Using Them?

When I first learned about affirmations my initial thought was, ‘ this is just a scientific name for brain washing’ and actually I was right but it is brain washing by yourself for positive reasons and intentions.  We all have a little inner voice that constantly chatters on in our mind, telling us yes we are able to do this and no we are not capable of doing the other. Well we listen to this little voice – whose opinion comes from goodness knows where; it could be a story someone once told us, a distant memory we have,  an...

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The Importance of a Personalised Birth Plan

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The Importance of a Personalised Birth Plan

I often think that it is strange that a couple will go to great lengths to plan the perfect holiday, they will spend time together looking at brochures or checking out destinations and hotels online, they will read reviews, check out all the facilities available to them, plan what sports equipment they may need and possibly even buy some new clothes and all of this is often done months before the event.  Then they sit back relaxed, happy and confident that they have done absolutely everything they can to make sure that they will have a...

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Kangaroos, Caesareans and Bonding?

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Kangaroos, Caesareans and Bonding?

We all know the benefits of skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her baby especially straight after birth; it helps with the bonding process between the mother and her new-born baby, the baby can automatically adjust to an optimum temperature which makes him calmer, therefore, he cries less and it also helps with feeding as babies are known to feed more easily if put to the breast immediately after birth. When a mother gives birth via a ‘C’ section this part of the birthing process is often forsaken as the mother is usually...

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Morning Sickness

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Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness Well they do say that the pregnancy experience is different for each and every woman and then that even each woman’s individual pregnancies will be different from the last one and I can totally vouch for that in the Morning Sickness department.  With my first child, a son, I was dog sick every day for the first three months.  It didn’t matter what I was doing, or how busy I was if a smell came along it would turn my stomach and start me vomiting again.  In some ways it was quite nice because I could no longer take...

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Organisation

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Organisation

ORGANISATION MY FIRST EVER BLOG!!!  Well I have never written a blog before so this is a totally new experience, so where you need a little bit of help and support being pregnant I need your support and encouragement with my blog posts – how is that for a trade-off?  Let me know what you want to hear about, let me know if my blogs are actually helpful to you and let me know if they are too long, too boring, not enough information etc. etc.  Well here goes (fingers crossed); What did I learn most of all when I had my first child, this...

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