• Pregnancy Diary: Week 4

    14th April 2018

    It’s only been five days since we found out for absolute certain that we were expecting again and it’s been a whirlwind of emotion, early pregnancy symptoms and a teeny weeny but of terror since we got a positive digital result on Monday.

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  • Mummy to Dex aka Nicola stood in front of her home wearing a black vest top and skirt, six months pregnant

    Pregnancy Problems: How to Cope With SPD in Pregnancy

    7th February 2018

    Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) or Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) as it is now called, is a condition that one in five women suffer with during pregnancy. Before I became pregnant, I had never heard of it, so when I started suffering with pain in my pubic bone at around eleven weeks, I put it down…

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    When is the Right Time to Have Another Baby?

    5th December 2017

    Despite announcing moments after Dexter’s birth that I was really very sorry but there’s no way in HELL I’ll ever be doing that again, it only took a few days for me to realise that yes, I would actually quite like another baby one day. I did feel that as a thirty year old woman…

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  • My Post Pregnancy Body: 1 Year On

    27th July 2017

    I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, wanting to talk about how I am feeling in my own body, a year after giving birth, but I’d been putting it off again and again. I am now 14 months post-partum and the kick I needed to write this post came this week after…

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  • Let Mothers Abort Babies of the ‘Wrong Sex’ Furore

    20th March 2017

    There’s been uproar on social media over the weekend after The Mirror and the Daily Mail published articles titled ‘Mums/to-be should be allowed to terminate wrong sex pregnancies‘ and ‘Let mothers abort babies of the wrong sex‘ respectively based on comments made by 81 year old Prof Savage, a former obstetrician and BMA ethics expert.

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    Gender Disappointment: Is it Normal? Why Am I Feeling It?

    11th January 2017

    Yesterday marked one year since we had our 20 week scan and found out we were having a baby boy. Up until this point, I had no idea what we were having but deep down, I really wanted a girl. When the sonographer told us it was a boy, I held back tears. How terrible…

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  • Why We Chose the Name Dexter James

    1st December 2016

    Dexter /ˈdɛkstə/  one who dyes  (Old English) skilled or right-handed (Latin) James /ˈdʒeɪmz/ English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus meaning supplanter. People regularly compliment us on our choice of name for our son. It wasn’t an easy choice and in all honesty neither Dexter nor James was on our radar until the final week of…

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