WHY YOU NEED A BABYMOON
Pregnancy predictably comes with a deluge of change and we’re often faced with countless obstacles that turn our lives upside down. This is never more so then when it comes to travelling abroad and suddenly we find ourselves faced with an overwhelming surge of questions about what we can and can’t do. What leisure activities can we partake in, what foods are off limits, at what stage in our pregnancy is it safe to fly? Recently there has been an enormous increase in couples choosing to take one final break before their lives are turned upside down with the arrival of their little bundle of joy. My article ‘Why you need a Babymoon’ looks at factors that you may not have taken into account when booking your holiday, plus a rather comical episode about the time my husband picked a fight with a jelly fish. Read More
CESAREAN BIRTHS – WHAT NO ONE TELLS YOU
The last thing anyone thinks about when they’re nine months pregnant is the um tidiness of their lady garden. Let’s be honest, you’ve not seen your feet in three months so you’re hardly going to have the capability or energy to tidy up down there. However, ladies if you’re planning a Cesarean Birth, a word of advice – remember to tidy up down there first or a nurse who you have never met before will come at you and your precious area with a razor. Read my personal account of two cesarean births and a list of things that no one ever tells you about what to expect. Read More
ESSENTIAL HOSPITAL BAG CHECKLIST
Have you packed your hospital bag yet? What items are really essential and what can you leave behind? Maybe you’re planning a water birth? Don’t forget to pack a pair of swimming trucks if your birthing partner is planning on joining you in the pool as I’m pretty sure skinny dipping is frowned upon during labour.
Read my extensive list of hospital bag must haves to ensure you have everything covered. Read More
PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS PAST OVULATION
Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid a pregnancy, that two-week window can be gut wrenching and on occasion can drive us insane. So, if you don’t want to spend those two weeks peeing on a stick and waiting for that little plus sign to show up, what other signs and symptoms can you look out for that may give you an idea that you’re finally expecting. Read More
MOCKTAILS AND BBQ’S
With BBQ season upon us; the invites come rolling in and it seems every other weekend someone is either having a planned or impromptu garden feast. Thankfully, there are so many opportunities that allow you to enjoy your day with the best of them without adhering to a warm orange squash or mineral water along with the kids. Read More
TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOGGING AND NOT GIVING UP
The Pregnancy Pantry was selected as one of the Top 20 UK Pregnancy Blogs on the web to follow.
Now, whilst I fully acknowledge that this isn’t the National Blog Awards, it hasn’t stopped me jumping around the kitchen, driving my husband crazy with phrases such as ‘Award Winning Blogger and ‘Accomplished Writer’ being hollered around. Evidently, this has gone straight to my head and yes, I know I’m bound to fall off that rather high horse during the coming days but for now I’m going to enjoy it and bask in my own self-indulgent glory. Read More