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Why Birth Experience Matters (Even for ‘Textbook’ Births) [GUEST BLOG]

I have guest blogged before about how my birth experience with Biggest triggered the postnatal anxiety I suffered with for months afterwards, despite the process being straightforward and what is typically seen as ‘trauma-free’. This week, I provided a more detailed account as my first guest post over at Consult My Baby with my reflections on the… Continue reading Why Birth Experience Matters (Even for ‘Textbook’ Births) [GUEST BLOG]

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The ‘1 in 4’ Mental Health Myth

I love the work of Mind, one of the UK’s leading mental health charities and have previously worked with them as a media volunteer. They are one of many who share the statistic that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year. While the fact itself isn’t a myth, and… Continue reading The ‘1 in 4’ Mental Health Myth

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You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

After Biggest was born, following a textbook delivery in the birth pool, I lifted her out of the water and held her to my chest, waiting for this magical, other-worldly explosion of love that everyone says you will get to overcome me. But it didn’t. I thought maybe you had to wait a little while.… Continue reading You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: Family Meals for Under £5

I’ve recently written about how I started to cook more vegan meals after discovering Biggest and I had multiple food intolerances. This recipe was a recent, happy experiment which everyone loved (even “no meat no meal” Danny). Butternut squash has amazing health benefits for the heart, nervous system and bones and is a great choice… Continue reading Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: Family Meals for Under £5