Holding my baby girl in my arms for the first time, I felt like a superhero. Granted, a superhero from the last scene of a movie, torn limb from limb and lying in a gutter clinging to their last breath by a thread – but a superhero nonetheless. I had made it through this massive ...

If you’ve got a bun in the oven, you might be feeling a little… yawn… worn out. At the start of pregnancy, it’s all about hormones and the hard work your body is doing creating a new person. And towards the end, it’s the strain of carrying about a baby 24 hours a day! Whichever ...

I read books from cover to cover, attended a course of antenatal classes, and sat with other mums hungrily swallowing up any advice they could offer. But there was one part of motherhood I was completely unprepared for – the guilt.     I loved this little person with all my might, but I wanted ...

Have you been doing Yoga during your pregnancy? It is amazing, here are a few reasons why…   1.You will become stronger – yes it is a lot of laying around and stretching but in the midst of all of that you will build strength.  Isn’t that cool?   2.Relieves tension in neck shoulders and ...

Mother nature can be a bit mean sometimes. Not only do you have a world of strange symptoms to cope with when you are pregnant, you might also find that instead of that ‘pregnancy glow’, you have a bunch of zits that pop up out of nowhere – for the first time since you were ...

There is a tiny, tiny window in the first half of January where our thoughts are focused on what we want from the year and enjoying a little big picture pondering.  This is a rare opportunity that usually does not come again until your August Holiday.  So grab it and hang on to it and ...

If you’re due date is looming, you’re probably already aware that quite soon, there will certain things that you won’t be able to do again for quite a while… So instead of watching box sets of Mad Men and eating chocolate buttons, why not write a list of the things you plan to do pre-baby? ...

Nothing can prepare you for the moment you are handed your baby. You really have no idea how you are going to feel until it happens. When I had my first baby, Fraser, he was tiny – really tiny – and everyone kept commenting on how small he was but I didn’t notice, I was ...

Have you started the new year with a new baby? It’s a challenging time – so the odd worry is par for the course. Try and remember that each obstacle you overcome allows you to add to your pot of experience which will make you better at coping next time. Here are our top five ...