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The Pregnancy Diaries: 39 Weeks (What’s Inside My ‘Hospital’ Bag?)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 39 Weeks (What’s Inside My ‘Hospital’ Bag?)

Ooooh, is this my first ever Mama packing list? Obviously, this is a small holiday and it may not even happen given my plans to have a home-birth, but I am nothing if not a planner, so I’ve planned for…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 38 Weeks (What is Self-Employed Maternity Leave?)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 38 Weeks (What is Self-Employed Maternity Leave?)

If you are one of my Facebook friends or Twitter followers you’ll have seen my rantings on the topic of maternity leave. Yep, apologies for that one…..not my finest hour. I had a truly terrible week after being assured by…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 37 Weeks (Sciatica vs. Pelvic Girdle Pain)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 37 Weeks (Sciatica vs. Pelvic Girdle Pain)

Woah there, how am I only three weeks away from my due date?! Okay, the due date is BS anyway so I’m more like a month off right? Yep, that feels way more acceptable. So this week I’ve had my…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 36 Weeks (On Toxic Friendships)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 36 Weeks (On Toxic Friendships)

I’ve actually had this post sat in my drafts for yonkers, but been too scared to hit publish. In its original iteration I wanted to write about friendship in general because I’d recently had (by recently, I mean over the…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 35 Weeks (Birth Prep)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 35 Weeks (Birth Prep)

Let’s talk about birth prep shall we? Because there’s a stat out there which says we spend an average of 15 months planning a wedding, and a few days planning the birth of an ACTUAL HUMAN BEING. That’s nuts. I’m a total…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 34 Weeks (Pregnancy Essentials)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 34 Weeks (Pregnancy Essentials)

Last week I mentioned a few of the things I thought I might need for the baby. But honestly, I have no frigging idea whether I’ll need stuff or not at this stage so it’s all guesswork, anecdotal evidence and pressure…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 33 Weeks (Cribs, Cots, Co-Sleeping)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 33 Weeks (Cribs, Cots, Co-Sleeping)

It’s 33 weeks y’all and I’m pretty much the same as I was last week. The third trimester, for me, is shaping up to be pretty similar to my second in that I feel pretty energetic most of the time, then…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 32 Weeks (To Doula or not to Doula)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 32 Weeks (To Doula or not to Doula)

Happy 32 weeks! As I write this I’m officially 36 weeks pregnant and very much feeling the stress of packing a hospital bag and actually get some sh@t done. I’m guessing a lot of women take their maternity leave soon-ish, but…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 31 Weeks (Exercising in Pregnancy)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 31 Weeks (Exercising in Pregnancy)

Holy crap am I tired this week! I think it must be a baby growth spurt or something but I’m properly struggling with tiredness and ironically have barely exercised. Ironic as this is supposed to be the topic for this…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 30 Weeks (On Planning a Home Birth)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 30 Weeks (On Planning a Home Birth)

Because I’m now very, very much a pregnant lady with people touching my bump, guessing the sex (genuinely don’t mind either) and being asked if I’m ‘ready’ (I’m not) I thought it was time to switch up my pregnancy diaries…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 29 Weeks

The Pregnancy Diaries: 29 Weeks

Woop, welcome to the third trimester! It’s bizarre to be here, and I have to say — it’s not as bad as people make out. I have a pregnancy app (like most people) and each week am hit with a…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 28 Weeks

The Pregnancy Diaries: 28 Weeks

Oh hello there third trimester, you’re so welcome to join me and the bump this week! Oh wait, actually you aren’t welcome at all. I preferred the second trimester and would like to stay there forever. I can’t? WHY NOT?…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 27 Weeks

The Pregnancy Diaries: 27 Weeks

It’s starting to become really pronounced how far apart writing these blog posts is from real time. Obviously, the actual time difference hasn’t changed (as I write this I’m 31 weeks pregnant) but the difference is huge. At 27 weeks,…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 26 weeks

The Pregnancy Diaries: 26 weeks

This week was so damn dull I can’t even think what to write about! After an amazing Christmas in Paris, we head for the fens to spend some awesome quality time with our families. We had an awesome time, but I cannot…

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 25 Weeks

The Pregnancy Diaries: 25 Weeks

Woah there, I’m 25 weeks pregnant (actually, as I write this I am 28 weeks pregnant and in my third trimester but let’s take a little creative licence here okay?). Anyway, how on earth am I this pregnant already? Oh…

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