My Experience of Breastfeeding | Breastfeeding Problems

My Experience of Breastfeeding | Breastfeeding Problems

I thought with it being a natural process that Breastfeeding would be easy & come very naturally to me.  I assumed that Lily would be born knowing what to do.  I assumed that my body would automatically know what to do.  Our NCT classes hosted a 3 hour session on Breastfeeding, which all the dads attended too.   I thought this seemed excessive for such a natural process.  I could not have been more wrong!  I ended up having a lot of breastfeeding problems after my c section.  I wonder if the problems stem from the C Section or whether…

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – My Story!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – My Story!

Pretty early on I realised that what I was experiencing was no ordinary ‘morning sickness’.  The relentless vomiting would not stop.  I tried everything; eating dry crackers, eating ginger, sucking sour ice lollies, sea sickness bands & any other old wives tales I could get my hands on. Nothing would put an end to it.  I had 3 solid weeks  where I could not get out of bed.  I had been sick so much that I was feeling weak from all the vomiting.   I could not keep any food down.  It wasn’t only eating food that made me vomit.  Seeing…

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My C Section Experience | My Childbirth Story | Happy Mummy

My C Section Experience | My Childbirth Story | Happy Mummy

I had so many experiences during my 34 hour labour.  I tried Gas & Air, Water Birth, Epidural and then eventually ended up with a C Section!  Hopefully, this post is helpful if you are preparing your own birth plan. My C Section Experience: Early Labour: Home: I was due to be induced at 41+5 at 09:00. At 41+4 my husband and I went out for dinner.  We got home from dinner at 8pm.  After being home an hour I was feeling tummy pains.  A little stronger than period pains used to be but they had no rhyme or reason…

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My Pregnancy Diary Week By Week

My Pregnancy Diary Week By Week

I had a very stressful pregnancy with bleeding in the very early days, Hyperemesis Gravardarium in the first trimester & an emergency C Section at the end! I felt pregnancy was a real struggle and writing this little diary week by week helped me through it all. My Pregnancy Diary Week By Week:

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Holiday Packing Checklist – Baby!

Holiday Packing Checklist – Baby!

We recently took a family trip to Centre Parcs with our 12 week old daughter.  Travelling with a Baby requires lots of planning and preparation but can be so much fun and so rewarding. I am so glad we took this trip as we had so many special moments; including Lily’s first ever swim! Family time away together is so special but the packing and feeling of not wanting to leave anything behind can make it stressful! With that in mind I have created this holiday packing checklist for you. Simply download the list and your good to go! Don’t…

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