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Tips and advice for pregnancy and musings on motherhood

How to potty train like a pro

It has to be said Potty training, was one aspect of parenting that I was definitely not looking forward to. It seemed so big! How do you know when to start? How long should it take? Why are there so many different methods? How can it be so complicated? Shouldn’t it be...

How to turn a breech baby

In my first pregnancy my breech baby had stayed head up until 34/35 weeks and she moved pretty much the morning after an amazing reflexology session - I actually remember feeling her shimmy on round! I'm pretty positive that the main reason she turned then was because...

Have you felt the nesting instinct?

Did you experience the nesting instinct? As someone who's naturally messy - sometimes I don't see the point of putting everything away when you're going to get it out again - this might just be me though...? So, I'm actually looking forward to and seriously hoping...

How to prepare your toddler for a new baby

    Preparing your toddler So my daughter has been mad about her dollies since she turned one (she’s now two-and-a-half). She likes to look after them, to change their nappies, to feed them (mainly a diet of cake and chocolate - but it’s plastic/wooden food...

Should you find out the gender of your baby?

Anyone who knows me will know I'm not good with surprises. I'm not good at keeping them. I get too excited and end up telling someone... sometimes the person the surprise is for. I'm also really not good at waiting for a surprise. I like to pry, prod and push till I...

How to create the ideal birth environment

  Wherever you want to give birth - at home, at hospital, in a birth centre or in the woods (only joking...), you'll want to be as cosy and comfy at home for as long as you can. Your birth environment is mega-important and impacts upon your labour. It's quite...

How Pregnant Women Feel – A Top Five

I'm now 15 weeks pregnant with baby number two and although many things are different the second-time round (mainly that I was more sick and tired during the first 12 weeks) certain feelings, conversations and comments are cropping up all over again... How many of the...

Coffee mornings, community and some big news!

  I love our coffee mornings - not just because I get to cuddle all the gorgeous babies but because I love the sense of community that comes from meeting up with an amazing group of people on a regular basis. I love hearing the birth stories first hand in all...

Why birth preparation is for dads too

There was a loud sigh, the sound of snoring and then a sudden jolt as he jumped, waking himself and his wife up. Yes, the other evening it was another dad who fell asleep first during the relaxation session at the end of one of our  hypnobirthing classes. It's so...

3 things to know about water births

Water births: What do I wear? Will I get cold? And what happens if I poop? These are the most common questions my clients ask about water births. So I thought I’d answer these questions here, as well as sharing some other benefits about water births. Because you know...

Relax and take time out

We recently got back from a wonderful three-week trip along the Californian coast. We started in San Diego and drove north to San Fransico, stopping at pretty beachside locations along the way, such as Santa Barbara, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Santa Cruz. We ran on the...