My Pregnancy With High BMI & Mental Health Past During Pandemic

By Julia Bridgwater  I’m Julia. I’m mommy to a beautiful girl, Luna Delphine, who happens to be my little lockdown baby. She is my absolute world but our journey to get to where we are now hasn’t been too easy. I think anyone would agree, becoming a mother for the first time is not easy…

Diary Of A Pregnant 40-year-old In Dubai

By Yvonne Kerr A column exploring the trials and tribulations of a pregnant expat navigating her first pregnancy in the desert; mood swings, sweaty boobs, hormones… Being pregnant at 40 as an expat I am bone-achingly tired. I am also miserably clammy and not just because I’m an Irish fish in a desert pond but…

Breaking The Silence On Baby Loss

By Nicola Desmond  Now this might be a tough one for some of you to read, but I think it’s really vital to raise awareness and break the stigma around miscarriage and baby loss. I personally don’t like the “trigger warning” label that many use on articles like this. I just don’t like the way…

How To Deal With Carpal Tunnel During Pregnancy

By Sonam Sia @mommastic “𝐃𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐩𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐛 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐭”⁣⁣ Carpal tunnel is one of most annoying yet the least talked about symptom of pregnancy and postpartum.⁣⁣Since the onset of…

The Jump From One Child To Having A Second Child…Not That Simple!

By Justine Smith @jsmithrealinsta When I found out I was pregnant with my son, my heart raced with the same joy, excitement and fear that I felt when I saw the second line appear on the test with my Daughter, almost six years earlier. “How hard can it be?” I thought to myself. “I’ve already…