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Month: June 2017

The Birth of Alfie

The Birth of Alfie

Dear Louise, I did it!!!!!!!!!! Alfie Thomas was born on Monday 29th May 2017 at 3:56am. I can’t believe he’s here and I made it through labour!!!!!!!! I wanted to share my story with you as I feel you (and your voice!) played a huge part in getting me through! I surprisingly hadn’t been nervous for labour, maybe I was naive but I just felt there was nothing I could do but remain positive and see what happened. I had…

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Looking good? Happy? Healthy? … loving every bloody maternal moment????

Looking good? Happy? Healthy? … loving every bloody maternal moment????

As mums you’ll all be aware that sometimes …. actually, realistically A LOT of the time we’re judged about the choices we make. To be fair, I doubt that there’s anyone who could, hand on heart, say that they themselves have never judged (even a teeny, tiny bit?) other mums for the choices they make, right? And this judging and being judged (as a mother) begins when we are pregnant. Suddenly it’s as if everyone …. your friends, family, work…

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If Birth Doesn’t Go To ‘Plan’

If Birth Doesn’t Go To ‘Plan’

As soon as I received this email from Sophie I knew I needed to share it for a couple of reasons: “Hey Louise, So our little man has finally made his arrival with much protest and reluctance!! Haha!!  After a 50 hour labour, and dilation of only 2cm, he was finally born by c-section on Wednesday. I could be experiencing total shock at the delivery as it was very scary at times and the complete antithesis of all I had…

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