5 Things to Always Remember When Travelling and Pregnant
What I learned….. I Hate Motherhood
While pregnancy should never stop you from enjoying your holidays, it’s always helpful to stop and think about how best to handle your condition while away from home.
So, what are five things to remember when you’re travelling and pregnant?
1. Be honest about your limits
While travel has never been easier in terms of handling infrastructure, it is always important to remember that it can be gruelling for even the most able-bodied individual. Excessive walking or travel can…
What I’ve learnt... About My Feminine Power
Now what you’re about to read may well trigger some kind of reaction in you.
You may find yourself judging my words and condemning me, you may find peace in it as an unexpected recognition of your own thoughts that you’d dare not say out loud for fear of judgment, or you may feel angry at what you may be read as my being ungrateful and undeserving…
What I've Learnt
I graduated as a yoga teacher just a few short weeks before I fell pregnant with my son. I was fresh from the ashram in India and full of the teachings of Shakti…the powerful female energy that resides within all of us. The experience had been transformative, a shedding of unwanted negativity and a boost to my vital life-force energy. I was clear-headed, full of direction and ready to take on a new path in London….
What I've Learnt... From Three Weeks of No Social Media
I’ve learnt that the thing I wanted most in the world is also the thing that challenges me the most whilst simultaneously bringing me huge joy….
What I've Learnt... About Myself
That god damn never-ending scroll.
Instagram, Facebook, occasionally pinterest, NEVER twitter! I can lose minutes, hours or even days with it.
Any free time… a few minutes before school pick up, a train journey, an evening when my boyfriend is out working. Like virtual expanding foam plugging all the gaps in my time and my mind….
What I've Learnt... From A Tale of Two Tears
Motherhood is a common experience.
As soon as I became pregnant, I felt part of this special club with other women. Strangers on the tube and in shops would tell me about their pregnancies and comment on the shape of my bump. I had a newly found common ground with my 80 something year old grandmother (who amazingly remembered the details of her pregnancies and births…
What I've Learnt... From The First Days Of Being A Mum
Preparing for the birth of our first child in 2013, I was utterly convinced we had it sussed. I expected to breathe my baby down in my bedroom, upright, giving my tissues time to expand, gravity supporting my open pelvis etc.
I knew if there was a real emergency, I would have an unplanned C-section, but I never considered any outcome in the middle….
What I've Learnt... From A Love You Can't Conceive
The first days of being a mum.
I gave birth to my first son in 2013 and like most new parents I was excited, nervous, full of wonder! I remember returning home from hospital, my son shrinking down in the car seat and me, not quite knowing what to do. Where were the grown ups? I had given birth, but I didn't quite feel like a mum.
The day after we returned home…
What I’ve Learnt… From 10 Years of Mothering.
My start is not the start and early life my children have had. At around 2 years old I was removed from my drug-addicted parents and placed in a children's home.
I was adopted and later sent away to boarding school, suffering abuse of various sorts in both instances.
This is not a hard-luck story. This is a story of…
And the Birth is Just The Beginning...
I’ve learnt so many things it’s hard to start.
I’m not even the same person I was ten years ago, you could say that’s just down to age, but I’d bet my last dollar that most of it is due to being a Mother…
Let's Stop Writing Birth Plans
She didn’t know that the birth was ONLY the beginning.
This picture was taken a couple of hours after Jazz was born at home back in 2008, you can see she’s still just wrapped in an old towel…
Umming and Ahhing About Booking Hypnobirthing Classes?
There is no ‘one’ way that we give birth, so relax and remember to embrace the experience as it happens
The Power of the Mind
It’s so important to put YOU first!
My Top 4 Tips for Choosing the Best Hypnobirthing Teacher
Your mind is directly linked to your body which is why it’s so important to take well needed ‘me’ time
Motherhood. No Thank You!
How do you really go about choosing the right hypnobirthing teacher for you?
5 Tips for Positive Birth
I’ve been thinking about why so many of my female friends are putting off motherhood…
Here are my top five tips to have a positive birth experience no matter which way you decide to birth your baby