Early pregnancy scare – our false miscarriage diagnosis

Suffering from endometriosis and being aware that natural conception may not have been possible for us, discovering I was pregnant in January 2016 felt like such an immense blessing. We had a rocky road to start with, however. I was spotting blood and having pain in my left side. We were sent for an early … Continue reading Early pregnancy scare – our false miscarriage diagnosis

Breastfeeding essentials – what to buy if you are planning to breastfeed

Breastfeeding is tough in the early weeks. I was pretty much glued to the sofa with baby H, with previous daily must-haves like showering and hairbrushing a distant memory. We have come through all that now and are going strong still breastfeeding at nine months, but there were a few items that definitely made those … Continue reading Breastfeeding essentials – what to buy if you are planning to breastfeed

Unhelpful things to say to the parents of a colicky baby 

Colic is something that unless you have personally been through it, you cannot fully comprehend it or its impact on a family. As a colic 'survivor', I had so many comments from family, friends and strangers regarding the subject. Some helpful, and some completely not. Here are some of the most unhelpful things people said … Continue reading Unhelpful things to say to the parents of a colicky baby