health, pregnancy

How womb massage helped me to conceive…

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff We all know someone who has been affected by fertility problems, and the NHS estimates that around 1 in 7 couples will have difficulty conceiving. Nevertheless, the official advice is to continue having unprotected sex regularly (every 2-3 days) in order for most couples to be able to conceive within a […]

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pregnancy

Living away from your partner during pregnancy

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff My pregnancy was spent largely alone – the unexpected nature of my expectant motherhood meant that things had to continue as planned as far as possible. I stayed at university to complete my law degree until I could go on maternity leave, but that also meant living over 100 miles away […]

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postpartum, pregnancy

8 things I wish I knew would happen postpartum

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Before Olivia was born, I didn’t give very much thought to what would happen postpartum. The extent of my worrying into that period was limited to my mental health, as I was already suffering from antenatal depression. But, actually, there are a lot of things that I wish I had known […]

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postpartum, pregnancy

Foetal Distress… Where my labour went wrong

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff I was in slow labour for a solid 2 weeks. I’d had 2 sweeps and I remember so vividly on New Year’s Day going into hospital for a midwife to say, “something is definitely happening, you’re 2cm now rather than 1.” Woohoo! One whole cm in a week, I thought to myself… […]

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pregnancy

5 reasons why I never want to be pregnant again!

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Babies are great… Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves… They CAN be great, when they want to be. But most of the time they’re either sucking the life out of you (LITERALLY) or shitting on you (AGAIN, LITERALLY) and I swear they enjoy every second of it!   But anyway, […]

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pregnancy

What to expect when you’re NOT expecting!

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff At least 3 of the Mummykind mummies were NOT expecting that they would soon be expecting (have I used the word “expecting” too many times yet?) and all for different reasons. Harriet didn’t think she could have children naturally. Neither did Amy due to the fact that she was taking Zoladex […]

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health, pregnancy

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff HG Awareness Day, also known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day, is being observed today! It has been observed annually on May 15th since 2012 to raise awareness of a dangerous and chronic condition that plagues many pregnant women. Here is Mummykind’s H to G (well, more A-Z!) of Hyperemesis Gravidarum for […]

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