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10 things all new mum’s should know

Recently a couple of old school friends who don’t live close by anymore have had their first babies and they have messaged me feeling confused, guilty and panicked about the decisions they are making as new mothers. It got me reminiscing about the months after my first son arrived into our lives and turned everything…… Continue reading 10 things all new mum’s should know

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PTSD and premature birth, you’re not alone

PTSD and anxieties following premature birth or the ill health of your child come in many forms, all of which are simply not discussed and mothers are not warned.  I don’t have the answers but what I do have is my own very real experience of living with the after effects of the things me…… Continue reading PTSD and premature birth, you’re not alone

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Torn in two, NICU and older siblings

Coping with having your baby in neonatal for any amount of time is hard, you emotionally shut down and you truly are simply existing and not living. Going through this experience when you have older children at home adds additional pressures and guilt.    All you want to do is be beside your babies incubator…… Continue reading Torn in two, NICU and older siblings

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Win your own set of Preemie Milestone Cards

When you are living through having a baby in NICU you feel completely alienated from the norms of becoming a mother, you can’t pop to the shops to proudly buy your baby their first outfit because your baby is lying naked in an incubator under UV lights, you can’t enjoying showing your newborn off to…… Continue reading Win your own set of Preemie Milestone Cards

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Breast or bottle, a complex emotional journey for preemie mums

The big feeding question, breast or not, is a complex and emotional journey for preemie mums. Breastfeeding is a massively emotive topic but in the context of premature birth it’s one which I think needs to be more openly discussed. The journey which may or may not lead you to breastfeeding your premature baby is…… Continue reading Breast or bottle, a complex emotional journey for preemie mums