pregnancy decisions

How to manage ‘false labour’!

How to manage ‘false labour’!

Things moving slowly? Stopping and starting? What to do?

Positive Birth Story: Induction after Waters had broken

Positive Birth Story: Induction after Waters had broken

Taking control of your choices can make your induction so much more positive.

Is Birth a Feminist Issue?

Is Birth a Feminist Issue?

So this blog post started its life as a post about fear of birth.. it seems to have morphed into a Feminist rant, but a rant I think needs raising..

Are you pregnant? And approaching the BIG DAY with even a hint of ‘I can’t even go to the dentist so how on earth will I ever manage giving birth?’

Do I actually need a TENS Machine?

Do I actually need a TENS Machine?

Understand a little more how TENS machines work and why they may help.


Restless Legs, Back Ache, Nausea, Fatigue? Pregnancy can be tough- have you tried this?

Restless Legs, Back Ache, Nausea, Fatigue? Pregnancy can be tough- have you tried this?

So you get the blue (or pink line) on your pregnancy test and your emotions start to soar!  Then the reality of pregnancy kicks in and you start to feel tired, sick and your boobs hurt if anyone even looks at them.  This pregnancy malarkey is tough! And to top it all off when you have a raging headache there is nothing you can do about it, you can’t take this, you can’t take that, don’t do this don’t do that.  Your life seems to revolve around the dos and don’t like never before, your anxiety reaches an all-time high as you have no idea if that little bundle is happy in there or not and you cry at everything, you don’t even want to cry, but you can’t get the top off your marmite jar and it feels like the end of the world is coming.  Then the guilt kicks in, you should be enjoying every moment of this gift you have been given, growing a little life. Actually, pregnancy is bloody hard! But all is not lost there is something you can to help find emotional balance and physical comfort. Essential oils!

Positive Birth Story: Going Overdue

Positive Birth Story: Going Overdue

Positive Birth Story from an 'overdue' mum who gave birth after 42 weeks. (TWICE!)