health, pregnancy

Swimming to Help With Hip Pain in Pregnancy

The weightlessness of being in the water is bliss in itself, but what it enables me to do is move. I can keep my mobility up without wearing myself out and causing further pain. I missed a swim due to illness and by the next day I was unable to walk more than a few feet – I fully believe I would be on crutches by now if I wasn’t still swimming regularly.

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pregnancy

Are antenatal classes worth it?

Tweet to @mummykindoff When I was pregnant with Olivia, like many other mums, I looked into antenatal  classes to help us both prepare for the birth of our baby. After doing some research, we signed up to our local NCT class, mainly because locally there weren’t many other options, but also because the reviews of […]

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health, postpartum, pregnancy

Postpartum haemorrhage : what you need to know

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff While delivering my daughter, I suffered a primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). I knew it was likely, because due to my EDS I’m prone to bleeding and have weak connective tissues. However, during my recovery in the postpartum period, I was surprised by how little others knew about PPH, but I understood […]

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parenting, pregnancy

When I felt like “mum”

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff It took me a while, I’ll be the first to admit, But when I saw your smile, I knew I’d remember it. Not the way your one cheek dimpled, Not the way your smiling eyes sparkled, Not the way the sides of your gummy mouth tilted upwards… I mean, the way […]

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