If you’re asked how many weeks pregnant you are and you need to do a quick calculation, resulting in a ‘vague ball-park’ answer, this is likely NOT your first pregnancy.
At no point have I ever called me a staunch breastfeeding advocate.
When I was pregnant, I simply assumed that I WOULD breastfeed and that it would be as simple as that. A generally positive outlook on life (and the fact I was a little clueless) meant I never entertained the thought that breastfeeding could be difficult.
I was in for a rude awakening.
My early breastfeeding days would set the stage for cracked nipples, engorged breasts, infected milk ducts and a baby who would slip off, just when I thought I’d mastered her latch. Read more
*Photo used with thanks to Jes Jackson.
Early days with your new baby are super precious and as keen as you’ll be to show her off, you’ll need some clear boundaries to ensure you and your baby can thrive.
You’re gonna need your space, it’s crucial! but there will be a crowd of your nearest and dearest for whom, this is also a precious event. You’ll need to balance the two – and a delicate balance it will be! Read more
From the size of an olive, your growing baby has had you captivated and delighted.
With a beating heart, budding limbs and flourishing nails and lashes.. what could offer more preoccupation?
The early weeks and months of pregnancy afford incredible wonder, however, as pregnancy progresses and discomfort grows, it’s no wonder the romance wanes.
Thinking about heading out in your highest heels for a night on the town? Don’t do it, your baby will be born, cross-eyed.
Stop eating those strawberries! They cause strawberry-skin blemishes on your newborn.
Baby born with a flock of hair? It’s because you experienced so much heart-burn and indigestion whilst pregnant.