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Shnuggle Modern Moses Basket Review

Jan 16, 2013 No Comments by

Modern and moses basket are two things that do not go together normally…but then Shnuggle was created… Shnuggle is a moses basket but without the basket! Photo courtesy of Shnuggle. Having had three children previously who all had traditional moses baskets, I was not keen on having a moses basket at all with baby number 4. I […]

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Miracle Products – Birthing Ball Review

Jan 11, 2013 3 Comments by

I will openly admit that I was a birthing ball cynic. I have used smiliar for exercise in the gym previously,  but just couldn’t work out why one would be any use for pregnancy or birth. But when I was 34 weeks pregnant with Baby Emma, a simple antenatal appointment turned out to show my […]

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Dear Midwife….

Dec 18, 2012 17 Comments by

In my 11 years of experience of midwives, antenatal and post natal care, I have never met anyone as unsympathetic as you. From the time you walked into my room on delivery suite, you had no time for me or my unborn child. You told me straight you were busy and had a million things to do, […]

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Pregnancy Diary: 42 Weeks and still pregnant.

Dec 09, 2012 5 Comments

It feels like I have been pregnant forever, well I am just 10 weeks away from a year long pregnancy so Lauren from Spud and Spike kindly pointed out to me….baby is still in the comfort of my womb, although there doesn’t appear to be much room for her any more. Every little movement is painful and […]

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Pregnancy Diary: 41 Weeks. Overdue but the end is insight!

Dec 05, 2012 1 Comment

I won’t lie, it can be rather depressing to not be here with my newborn bundle of gorgeousness. Lots of people due around the same time as me, and even some after, have had their babies already and yet I am still here with a big belly (and I am talking VERY big). So today […]

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Baby on the way? Nope, maybe not…

Dec 04, 2012 2 Comments

Yesterday afternoon my contractions started, they were manageable with breathing techniques but I thought as hospital was so far away that I better get assessed…the midwifes agreed. I got to the hospital after an hours drive and they found I was contracting, my cervix was 2cm dilated and nice and soft, central position. However, it wasn’t progressing much more. […]

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Pregnancy Diary: 41 Weeks and still just a bump!

Dec 01, 2012 5 Comments

I think I have been waiting long enough to meet my baby by now, but she clearly has other ideas. Despite never going into spontaneous labour, I was always holding on to that glimmer of hope that I might suddenly start contractions. But that tiny glimmer of hope is fading fast…clearly my body just doesn’t […]

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Pregnancy Diary: Nearly 40 weeks!!!

Nov 23, 2012 2 Comments

So Wednesday was the midwife, and I was expecting nothing…and I got…… nothing. They checked the usual, measured my bump (measuring 41 weeks) checked position (not back to back, whoop!) and 4/5 engaged. But my iron levels are dangerously low. So low in fact, that they will not induce me until they are higher. I […]

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Faye & Lou Rainbow Muslin Cloths Review

Nov 18, 2012 1 Comment

I first discovered Faye & Lou Rainbow muslins by chance, I was after some good quality muslins after having stacks of supermarket brands with Marky that were flimsy and just not very ‘wow’. I wanted bright pink ones and good old google pinged up Faye & Lou. I hadn’t seen any reviews on the muslins, […]

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