parenting

What motherhood means to me

Motherhood… Something I never imagined myself writing about at 22. After being told it was unlikely I would conceive naturally, I had gradually adapted to the idea of not having children, plus I never really saw myself as the maternal type. However the day that I had the positive pregnancy test, something changed… I felt […]

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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

Why I’m glad I had my child at 20

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff I fell pregnant with my daughter at the ripe old age of 20, and gave birth to my daughter exactly 1 month before my 21st birthday. Now, there are lots of pros and cons to having your children at certain ages, and the topic is apparently the business of the (predominantly) […]

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parenting, postpartum

I didn’t fall in love with my baby right away

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Everyone knows the scenario. A woman is in labour (and absolutely exhausted), the midwife is shouting ‘one more push’, and finally, a baby is born. The cord is cut and the baby is handed to mum, who feels this overwhelming rush of love they’ve never felt for anything in their life, […]

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pregnancy

Taking control of my second pregnancy

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff There is another baby on the way in the Mummykind team! I’m pregnant with baby number two and this time round I know quite a bit more about what I am doing. I have already had a couple of midwife appointments and in that time I have been able to exercise […]

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