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The Paradox Of Building A Career Whilst Trying To Be A Present Mother - by Lauren Vaknine

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The Paradox Of Building A Career Whilst Trying To Be A Present Mother - by Lauren Vaknine

I need to accept that it's actually okay to want something for myself, that it doesn't mean I love him any less. And that my novel might take a little (a lot) longer to finish, but these early years pass so quickly and I need to be present and make the most of them before they are just a distant memory that I wish I could get back. Or should it be 'Being A Present Mother Whilst Trying To Build A Career'? I'm not sure. I know which one has to come first, of course, but it doesn't make putting...

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Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcements

Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcements

Valentine’s Day is all about spreading the love, so, what an amazing time to announce that pregnancy you have been hiding for the last few months! Here are our favourites for you to take some inspiration from...                      

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How to deal with Morning Sickness - Top Tips

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How to deal with Morning Sickness - Top Tips

Unfortunately, there's no hard and fast treatment that will work for every woman's morning sickness. Every pregnancy will be different. But there are some changes you can make to your lifestyle to hopefully ease your symptoms. Such as... Sleep: Get plenty of rest (tiredness can make nausea worse) Avoid Smells: Avoid any smells that have made you feel queasy in the past; the likelihood is they will make you feel sick.  Dry Toast: Eating something plain such as dry toast before you get out of bed can help settle your stomach.  Eat Small, Frequent Meals: Plain foods that are high in carbohydrate and low in...

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Healthy Eating for you and bump

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Healthy Eating for you and bump

Everywhere you look there are diet plans, low fat this and low sugar that and although pregnancy is not the time to be trying to lose weight, it’s certainly the time to be eating healthily. Everything you eat and drink will pass through to your growing baby and affect their health. Ever heard the phrase that “you should be eating for two”? It’s complete rubbish!!! Did you know that no extra energy is needed in the first 6 months of pregnancy and then only an additional 200 calories a day are required in the third trimester? That’s equivalent to 2...

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How Hypnobirthing can help mums to be - Shona Baxter

How Hypnobirthing can help mums to be - Shona Baxter

The term hypnobirthing may be the birthing buzz word of the moment but the basic principles of this crazy sounding birth preparation have actually been around for years. Whilst the name may bring images of peace signs and chanting the reality is that it is a very logical, science-based and practical way of preparing for labour. To understand how hypnobirthing can help you achieve a more calm and positive birth experience it is important to understand why we even need it in the first place. A few generations ago pregnant women generally went into labour and birthed their babies without...

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