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What To Expect in the Third Trimester

The third trimester is a hard one in pregnancy. Week by week until Baby is here you and him are getting bigger. Sleep is hard and uncomfortable and sometimes you’re hit with the same symptoms you had in the first trimester. Over the last few weeks I have developed a proper waddle and getting out and about has been hard. …

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How To Naturally Induce Labour

Thinking of ways to induce labour? I’m currently pregnant for the second time and I am just weeks away from having my second baby. I wanted to share some of the things I will be doing to hopefully induce labour at home and help me have a positive birth experience. If you are currently pregnant and want to induce labour …

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Using Birth Affirmations in Pregnancy

As part of my hypnobirthing and hiring a Doula we have talked a lot about Birth Affirmations. I know these aren’t for everyone but having these around me have really helped me feel positive and look forward to birth as well as keeping me focused on a positive experience. The idea behind affirmations is to increase a positive mindset and …

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38 Weeks Pregnant Update

I am 38 weeks pregnant, full term and ready to meet my baby boy now. It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster over the last two weeks with appointments and the added worry that my baby boy will be too big. Personally, I don’t think he will be, I certainly don’t think he will be too much over 9lbs …

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Hospital Bag Preparation

Packing your hospital bag for labour can be really quite daunting because you just don’t know how long you will be admitted for. It’s best to overpack if you’re partner is going to find it particularly difficult to get things to and from the hospital, like mine will, as he can’t drive. I am planning for a home birth so …