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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postpartum

Midwives- The unsung heroes

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff It’s true what they say, you never forget your midwife. I remember nearly every midwife I had with Oliver. My community midwife was the most understanding woman I had ever come across. Even before I met her, I was texting her at 4/5 weeks pregnant, explaining I couldn’t eat or drink, […]

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health, postpartum

What Hyperemesis Gravidarum meant for me

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff This week, I spoke to my lovely friend Becki about her experience of Hyperemesis Gravidarum. For those of you who don’t know, around 10,000 women in the UK suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) every year. It is often dismissed as normal morning sickness in pregnancy, but in reality can leave the […]

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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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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, postpartum

Diastasis Recti 101

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Aah, the mum tum. The pooch. The overhang. While the post-baby jelly belly is something most mums expect to encounter to some extent, fixing it isn’t always as straightforward as you might first imagine. It took nine months for your tummy to get that big, so it’ll take at least nine […]

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parenting

Stop Asking When I’m Having “Baby Number 2”

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff  I am in my mid-twenties with a preschool-aged child and have been married to my husband for just over a year now – so it’s time I had another baby, right? *insert eye roll here* At our wedding people were asking if I was already pregnant again (drinking champagne from the […]

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