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Caesareans - Not A Cop Out

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Caesareans - Not A Cop Out

When we think of birth, we think of babies coming out of vaginas – right!? My obstetrician told me that the ideal kind of birth is a straight-forward vaginal birth. And I agree.  But what happens when there’s complications? There are many options here – and caesarean section births are one of them. My obstetrician labelled c-sections as the second most favourable birth (with the most difficult births being a traumatic vaginal delivery and a long labour trying for a vaginal delivery that ends up with a caesarean – meaning the mother needs to recover from both labour and major...

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MY TOP 3 // Pregnancy Must Haves

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MY TOP 3 // Pregnancy Must Haves

Maternity Tights I live in tights. Pretty much every day. So when my regular tights got too tight for my growing belly, I went straight to Active Truth because I love their non maternity products so much. The tights are fabulous. Even when they were relatively loose around my tiny bump - they stayed up. Now at 28 weeks they're still perfect, and there's room to grow! Hydralyte In early pregnancy, I couldn't get hydrated. I'd drink so much and the baby was obviously stealing it all for herself (greedy thing!). I'd only ever used hydralyte when I was sick or...

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Anxiety and Pregnancy

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Anxiety and Pregnancy

I won't lie, from before conception I was worried about how I would cope with pregnancy and having a child. Having generalised anxiety means I worry about everything and over think every aspect of life. So when my life grows to include a plus one, living in my womb - that shit can get even trickier, right!?  Right. Especially when I had to stop taking 2 of the 3 medications that had previously helped me manage my anxiety, due to pregnancy risks. "Can I cope without them?" ran through my head constantly. The short answer is yes.  Anxiety Trigger 1:...

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