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On my journey to become mum… again! - Follow Kelly O'Hanlon's Journey, Chapter 1

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On my journey to become mum… again! - Follow Kelly O'Hanlon's Journey, Chapter 1

Hello, first things first, let me introduce myself. I’m Kelly, I’m 33 and I am mama to Ethan, 5, and to Peanut, baby number two due around 8th December 2018. I started my blog, To Become Mum, almost six years ago, when I was pregnant with Ethan, as a way of documenting my journey to become mum for the first time around. Since then, it’s become somewhere I share family updates and things I love, from parenting to beauty, days out to food and interiors. And of course, with a new bundle on the way later this year, I am...

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A Surrogates Journey by Jenna Newell

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A Surrogates Journey by Jenna Newell

When I was a teenager I never thought that I would want children, but I always knew that I wanted to experience pregnancy and birth. This was the start of my surrogacy journey and realising that this could potentially be something I could do. Fast forward a couple of years and I had been told by a doctor that I would be lucky to be able to conceive naturally; I had starved my body of nutrients and hadn’t had a period for a while. It was in that moment that I realised that I did want children of my own...

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Finding out about becoming a dad by Mark Goodman

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Finding out about becoming a dad by Mark Goodman

So around 30 weeks ago we had the most exciting news that we were unable to share with anyone, well for a few weeks anyway!  After a few days of my wife saying her period was ‘late’ and that she felt ‘different’ it was time to take a test, where the chance of disappointment could be high if the results come back negative.  With emotions running high my wife turned to me and said I’m pregnant! We were both overjoyed, excited, confused we did some calculations to work out a due date and were unsure what to do next.  As...

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How The Media Are Gearing Us Up For Traumatic Birth Experiences by Lauren Vaknine

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How The Media Are Gearing Us Up For Traumatic Birth Experiences by Lauren Vaknine

  I happen to be one of the five people left in the UK who still watches Home & Away (what can I say, guilty pleasure), and whilst watching an episode last week where one of the characters goes into labour, I got really angry. During the hypnobirthing course my husband and I did before having our baby, we learnt a lot about the history of the fear of childbirth and although there are other contributing factors to this, much of it comes from the media. If you really think about it, where does your perception of birth come from, apart from...

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Mama Q&A with Tayla and Jane

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Mama Q&A with Tayla and Jane

Tayla is back with some more questions! With her coming to the end of her pregnancy (only 6 weeks left!!) her body is going through some amazing changes but with these changes, worries and issues do arise! Are you thinking any of these questions? Take a read and see if Jane our founder and Midwife can help! Happy reading!    1. It has been so hot lately and I've been struggling with the heat at times and I keep thinking I still have 8 weeks till my due date so it's going to get worse, is there any tips to...

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