Since the beginning of my pregnancy I have said to myself that I wanted to really prepare myself for labour this time round. This time round I feel really positive about how my labour will go… I am not a midwife or a birthing expert but there are a few things I have started or will start soon to prepare…

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So a lot of people have said how lucky I am for not getting any stretch marks during my first pregnancy! To be honest it wouldn’t bother me if i had a few, as to me these are signs that you’ve made a beautiful baby!! I actually have some on my bum and thighs from when I was a teenager,…

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When I was pregnant with Joshua, I had what I thought was a great birth plan. I was going to have my baby in the birthing centre, have gas and air if needed and stay clear of an epidural and pethidine. I was also aware that I would be offered oxytocin (or syntometrine) to help my womb contract down so that…

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