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Safe Nights with Silentnight Trafford Centre – Baby Sleeping

I’m hopefully days away from giving birth to our second now and this last couple of weeks has been the first time this pregnancy, I’ve been able to focus and prepare for our imminent arrival. One of the biggest things that has played on my mind with this bubba is sleep. Our daughter, who’s now nearly 3 years old, has never been a good sleeper and has never gone through the night alone. In fact we’ve ended up co-sleeping and the two of us are incredibly knackered! So when I was invited to find out more about Safe Nights with Silentnight at the Trafford Centre, I was immediately intrigued…

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Testing for Group Strep B with Strepelle

If you follow me on instagram, then you may keep an eye on my insta-story highlights? In which case, you’ll see a highlight about Strepelle, a brand I’ve collaborated with during this pregnancy, to help raise awareness of the importance of testing for Group Strep B.

What is Group Strep B?

I’m no doctor and there’s no point in me trying to explain what Group Strep B is, when there’s far more legitimate and expert resources online like this one from the NHS, that’ll tell you all about it. But in essence, it’s a bacteria that can be carried by a woman, in their rectum or vagina and often not cause an issue, but can do when you’re pregnant and if it’s transferred to the baby during birth. Although risks are low, they are there and can be serious and potentially fatal for the baby. Continue reading

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Motherhood and Losing My Sense of Self – just for a little while

I’ve not written about this side of the motherhood journey for me before, but I have spoken about it and am not scared to admit what I’m about to write about, as I realise lots of other mothers out there feel and go through exactly the same thing. The beauty of us being so connected in the world, by social media and the internet, is now, people are talking about it more and sharing their true feelings and hopefully people are suffering in silence less. What am I talking about? Well, this crazy journey called motherhood and losing my sense of self…

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