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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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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

Adventures · Feminism · Motherhood · Outdoors · Three Things Thursday

Three Things Thursday: Buggy Board, Sunshine and Rule-Breaking

Three Things Thursday is a collective, weekly sharing of three things, of any size or stature, which make life smiley and great and is hosted by Nerd in the Brain. 1) Buggy Board If you don’t know what a Buggy Board is, it’s basically a specialised platform made by Lascal which attaches to the back of a pram or… Continue reading Three Things Thursday: Buggy Board, Sunshine and Rule-Breaking