Category: Health

#SmearforSmear

Today was the day that I got my smear test! After several ignored reminders (purely ignored because I forgot about them) which I received through the post, I saw a campaign on Instagram which remained me of the importance of having one! Especially having Liberty, I need to ensure that I am doing all I…

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WE HAVE A COMPLETE PLAN: The missing pieces to the mental health birth plan have been finalised (only taken 4 months) – Aftercare and Breastfeeding Plans

Following on from creating my Visual Birth Plan, you may have noticed that there were two plans which needed to be referred to separately, these being: Special Requirements – After birth care plan Breastfeeding Plan After the Perinatal mental health meeting, it was noted that a plan needed to be created for my aftercare once…

Read more WE HAVE A COMPLETE PLAN: The missing pieces to the mental health birth plan have been finalised (only taken 4 months) – Aftercare and Breastfeeding Plans

How am I going to get Liberty out? Planning for Labour using The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill – PART 1

With all the drama planning for the what ifs around my mental health when Liberty arrives  and whether my meds would cause issues when it came to breastfeeding, I haven’t actually  been asked what kind of birth I would like. Before I was pregnant I would joke saying that I was too posh to push…

Read more How am I going to get Liberty out? Planning for Labour using The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill – PART 1

Before candlelit dinners and ‘do not disturb’ turns into Bottle feed and Bedtime stories – Introduction to the trend of babymoons

People have asked me many times whether we were going to take a break just the two of us before Liberty arrives.  Apparently there is a trend that expectant parents do before child birth which is referred to as a babymoon!  This means having one last relaxing/romantic holiday as a childless couple. It is almost…

Read more Before candlelit dinners and ‘do not disturb’ turns into Bottle feed and Bedtime stories – Introduction to the trend of babymoons

You need to plan how to stay well before even thinking about how you want to give birth! – Intro to Perinatal Mental Health Services and other services

Sorry for the delay, had a week full of appointments from meeting with my psychiatrist to meeting a family outreach worker part of the prevention team, the health visitor meet and greet and then therapy, Aquanatal and then just to top it off, I had to have a root canal at the Dentist #FML Due…

Read more You need to plan how to stay well before even thinking about how you want to give birth! – Intro to Perinatal Mental Health Services and other services

Wow your bump is so big?! You are only 6 month!? Dealing with Liberty’s growth spurts – Physiotherapy Advice

I am 6 months pregnant but I look about 8 months as Liberty seems to be growing at a super fast rate! With this, my body is feeling the pressure and have experienced cramping and tummy pain. So bad in fact that I had to go to the Maternity Assessment Clinic to demand that someone…

Read more Wow your bump is so big?! You are only 6 month!? Dealing with Liberty’s growth spurts – Physiotherapy Advice