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…

Pregnancy After Losing A Child

By Rebecca Barry Read our baby loss story Having Sophie made us realise how much I wanted another baby.  We started to try for another a few months later.  Although I really wanted another, I had my reservations.  Would I be replacing her?  I couldn’t replace her, but would it be right so soon afterwards?  …

Coping with the loss of a child

By Rebecca Barry Pregnancy is hard, motherhood is hard, but every part of it is worth it.  After 36 weeks, we welcomed our identical twin boys, Luke and Noah into the world on 4th May 2021, via elective c section.  They are perfect and my 6-year-old daughter dotes on them.  However, getting to this point…

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…

Honest Journey Of Embracing Motherhood

Mourning The Old You By Char Mckenzie For the moms out there who were made for their new roles then this is most probably not for you but for the ones of us who spent the first few weeks, months, even years trying to find normality in our new lives, this one’s for you, actually…

Moving House In A Pandemic…Whilst Pregnant.

By Nichola Many moons ago, it feels like that now!, my husband and I decided we wanted to move house to be in a better school catchment area, to be closer to family and to have a more suitable garden for our son. Whilst I love our current garden, our decking and terrace is more…

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…