When I was packing my hospital bag I found myself asking every Mum I knew what I should pack, plus doing some good old fashioned Pinterest & Google searching. So, through thorough research and my own experience here is a list! I've separated it into three categories: Your bag, Babies Bag & a Labour Bag! … Continue reading What The F@#k Do I Pack In My Hospital Bag?
Dear Pre-Labor Self, When people say “get all the rest you can now” you need to listen to them! Like - literally sleep as much as you can because you're going to go through such a physical and mental battle babe. I’m not going to lie to you & say it doesn’t hurt, I’m not … Continue reading A Letter To Myself Before Labor
Thursday 12th of April. I was already 10 days over, I’d literally done everything you can think of to help naturally induce labour but nothing seemed to work. Physically I was feeling really good but mentally I was so drained. That morning I went to see my OB who did, let’s just say, an “extensive” … Continue reading My Birth Story
“Patience is a virtue,” they say. I don’t know how many other virtues there are but I can tell you right now that I don’t have that one. I’m 41weeks pregnant…nearly 42 actually, my “due date” has been AND it has gone. I am tired, exhausted, frustrated & exasperated. I want to meet my child. … Continue reading The Life Of An Overdue Pregnant Woman
For the past few days I’d noticed a significant drop in babies movements. I Googled it (because Google is always such a great idea when it comes to medical stuff right?) & found that it could be “normal." I’d been battling with the idea to call the hospital & tell them for fear of being … Continue reading Anxiety & Pregnancy
Here we are, 38weeks pregnant, or is 478 weeks pregnant? I can't tell. I’m in this weird limbo of realising I’m going to miss being pregnant whilst also wanting to meet this little parasite of mine. I also feel like I will never be ready after writing a long list of things that I want … Continue reading 38wks Pregnant and Counting
Dear Unborn Child, We have come to call you “Baby Bear,” after your big fur brother who is called Yogi Bear. You will love him just as he will love you, of that we have no doubt. As I write this your actually kicking me in my ribs. Something you very much love to do, … Continue reading A Letter To My Unborn Child
Not gunna lie – Baby Showers have always scared the fuck outta me. I’m usually sweating when I arrive at one. So the thought of having my own Baby Shower was something that literally terrified me. Why you may ask? Because when it comes to pregnancy, children, labour, anything do to with that stuff – … Continue reading How To Throw A Baby Shower When They Freak You Out
Just in case you’re not aware, I am not a naturally “calm” person. I’m not hyperactive or anything, but I don’t regularly engage in meditation, yoga or any of that “get in touch with your inner soul” kinda shit. So when friends of ours encouraged us to do Calm Birth Classes I was somewhat sceptical. … Continue reading Birthing Classes – Yay or Nay?
First things first, I got a Brazilian at 27weeks pregnant. If you have never had a Brazilian whilst 27 weeks pregnant you can NOT talk to me about the pain waxing causes. In fact, you have never had a Brazilian at 27 weeks pregnant just don't talk to me about pain - at all. Now, … Continue reading Brazilians & Sex…To The Glucose Test