Why pregnant women should ALWAYS be offered a seat…

Why pregnant women should ALWAYS be offered a seat…

I have just read an article about a Pregnant woman, named only as Lauren, who had to stand on a train for pretty much the whole of her 2 hours on her commute to work because none of her fellow passengers would give their seat up; despite her having a pregnancy  badge. Now I can hear people who have or would’ve done the same justifying it in your head; she’s only pregnant, its not an illness…well here’s news pregnancy itself might not be an illness in itself, but in some it does cause an illness be that hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness),…

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Top Tips for planning a great Staycation | Happy Mummy

Top Tips for planning a great Staycation | Happy Mummy

With ever increasing travel prices, especially over school holidays, a new trend in travel is emerging ‘The Staycation’. What is a Staycation? A Staycation is either: A family holiday in the UK A holiday where you sleep at home but plan a different and fun family day trip every day Now you know what a Staycation is, want to know how to plan a great one? Top Tips for planning a great Staycation: 1. PLAN AHEAD: There is no changing what the Great British Weather will throw at us so we may as well be prepared.  I made a long…

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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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