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  • 11 Nov 2013

    6 BEAUTIFUL SOFT BABY BLANKETS TO WIN

    Mandoux Ltd – creates luxury, hand woven alpaca blankets for babies and adults. The fiber is a similar quality to cashmere. It has an extremely light, fine, warm and soft texture that feels wonderful on the skin, with the added value of containing no lanolin, making it naturally hypoallergenic. The fibers have a hollow core which trap pockets of air, acting as insulators against both cold and heat, keeping you “snuggly buggly” wherever you are. […] more

  • 29 Oct 2013

    Five books to help you conceive

    There’s every chance that a woman or man you know well has experienced infertility. Perhaps you or your partner has. Though it is still a taboo subject, 1 in 6 couples in the UK experience difficulties conceiving – that’s about 3.5m people. There are many factors cited; more stress, toxic lifestyles, families planned later in life. Many of these factors point the finger of blame at the hopeful couple, adding to the stress and guilt at an emotional time. There are also the well-meaning but frustrating comments from people such as ‘just relax’, or the endless stories of someone they know who got pregnant when she went on holiday/gave up her job/stopped eating wheat/filled in adoption forms/delete as appropriate. […] more

  • 14 Oct 2013

    5 of the best: nursing bras

    Whether you’re an expectant mother or a full term breastfeeder, nursing bras may represent an important part of your wardrobe. It is important to take care of your breasts during pregnancy with soft and comfortable maternity bras and it is equally important to continue that care with supportive, correctly fitting nursing bras. An ill-fitting bra can cause painful blockages which can lead to mastitis. The difficulty is in deciding which is the correct nursing bra for you. Often they are expensive, so trial and error isn’t always an option. We’ve trialled a wide selection to bring you the top 5 nursing bras on the market today, to make your decision making a little easier. […] more

  • 11 Oct 2013

    Baby Loss Awareness Day

    Approximately eleven UK babies are stillborn every day, and 290 British women experience a miscarriage, yet the subject of baby loss is still surrounded in secrecy. Many women don’t speak of their loss, but carry their grief throughout their lives. October 15th is a chance to remember all those families and their lost babies. Baby Loss Awareness Day is an event that takes place across the world. This year they are inviting people to light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least an hour. […] more

  • 26 Sep 2013

    Birth Trauma In Men

    When my second child was born, just under 14 months ago, I went through many months of misery as a result of an abandoned homebirth. I was left, alone, without the help of my midwives who had declared me not in true labour a few hours earlier and who were unable to return in time due to “staff handover”. In the end, a shaky paramedic looked on as I birthed my daughter myself on the dining room floor. Even now, it can be painful looking back. As a supporter of homebirth and freebirth, I feel strongly that being abandoned in transition contributed to my birth trauma, months of anger and anxiety and a lingering feeling of failure. […] more

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