Motherhood – My Journey

My journey of growing a baby and being a new mum.

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What is it really like going into labour?

The big question! What is it really like going into labour? Well I’m here to tell you about how it was for me…

Of course it’s different for everyone, but I wanted to write this post because I think most of us women (and men) have a bit of an unrealistic expectation of what it’ll actually be like when you go into labour and our midwives and antenatal classes sort of skim the top…Continue reading

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How Should I Feel in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy?

During weeks 29 to 35 of pregnancy (third trimester of pregnancy), your little baby is roughly the size of a cabbage (give or take). And you’ll likely notice another growth spurt as your baby puts on layers of fat and gets a tad chunkier.

Lots went on for me during weeks 29 to 35 of my pregnancy, including having low iron levels, being told the baby was breech, going on maternity leave and extra fluid being found around the baby. All was well, but here’s what happened…Continue reading

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Second and Third Trimester Antenatal Appointments

I remember when I was pregnant, there didn’t feel like there were many mummy blogs out there that offered insight to how the whole process worked, including the antenatal appointments. So I’ve been reflecting back on my pregnancy and have already shared my initial appointments and scans which usually takes you up to about week 20 of your pregnancy. But thought I’d share details of the rest of the antenatal appointments we had at weeks 25 and then into the third trimester of pregnancy…

Once you’ve had your initial antenatal appointments and the excitement of the 20-week scan, it seems a while until you get to meet your baby again. In fact, in the UK, most couples’ next appointment with the midwife or GP will be at 25 weeks pregnant…Continue reading