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Making your birth plan

Making your birth plan

Are you in the process of making your birth plan? There are many resources out there to help you understand all of your options. So how do you go about making your birth plan? Our guest blogger, Louise has kindly shared her planning process in this blog. Starting your plan A birth plan…how to write […]

Choosing a baby name

choosing a baby name

Choosing a baby name is an important decision. Where do you start? Perhaps, you have always had an idea in mind. Maybe you hadn’t given it much thought before. We checked in with our guest blogger. Louise to find out how she is going about choosing baby names. How are you going about choosing a […]

Healthy meals for an expectant mum

Healthy meals for an expectant mum

We asked our guest blogger, Louise about Healthy meals for an expectant mum. She has given us some of her favourite recipes. Over to you Louise… Considering how many foods you cannot eat whilst pregnant, there is still plenty of meals you can eat. It’s just important to do your research first. I’m very much […]

What to wear when you are pregnant

What to wear when you are pregnant

What to wear when you are pregnant. Dressing for your changing body shape can be a challenge. We checked in with our mum-to-be, Louise who is in her second trimester. I wanted to find out how she is dressing her bump. We can also recommend a fantastic maternity wear retailer! What did you wear in […]

Plant-based recipes

plant-based recipes blog

If are looking for some plant-based recipes, these 3 options have kindly been shared by Komal (plant-based mamma) Perhaps you try and stick to ‘Meat-free Mondays’ or you follow a completely vegan diet. Komal says: “I became vegan just over 2 years ago and discovered a new found love for cooking. I want to share […]

Virtual baby showers

Virtual baby shower

Virtual baby showers may be necessary if your family and friends live far away. More recently, this could be for other reasons such as the Coronavirus. Baby showers are becoming a more popular way to celebrate. So, how can you overcome the challenge of hosting a virtual baby shower? Of course, this is still probably […]

2nd Trimester

2nd trimester

The 2nd trimester – what can you expect as you enter this phase of your pregnancy. Our guest blogger, Louise tells us how she is progressing and what you can expect. The midwife appointment James and I were very much looking forward to our first midwife appointment. However, we didn’t know what was going to […]

Top 5 books for pregnancy

top 5 pregnancy books

We asked our guest blogger, Louise her Top 5 books for pregnancy. As we are currently in lockdown, now is the perfect time to be reading pregnancy books. Here are the top 5: ‘What to expect when you’re expecting’ New 5th edition, Heidi Murkoff.’ I recommend this book as it has a lot of information […]

Photographing your baby bump at home

Photographing your baby bump at home

With the current lockdown, you may be considering photographing your baby bump at home. If you are currently pregnant during this COVID-19 pandemic, it will certainly be preventing you from doing some of the things you had planned. This may also be true if you’d planned to have a maternity shoot with a photographer. We […]

First Pregnancy Scan

first pregnancy scan

What to expect for your 12-week scan The excitement of a first pregnancy scan! That’s exactly what our expectant mum has just experienced. Our ‘Diaries of an expectant mum’ series follows a real mum-to-be. In the last blog, we wrote a post about the first trimester with the help of our mystery ‘mum-to-be.’ Traditionally most […]