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    Moving On From A Traumatic And Painful Birth

    Approximately, 30% of women choose to have an epidural while they’re in labour, according to the University of Birmingham. However, thousands more are refused an epidural, even though it goes against official guidelines. Being denied an epidural can have a devastating effect on a new mum and can cause a traumatic and painful birth as well […]

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  • Elastolabo®: New product launched to help prevent perineal trauma during childbirth

    Every year, up to 55% of women (approximately 330,000) suffer from perineal trauma, damage to the area between the vagina and anus, during childbirth. The statistics around this incredibly common and painful side effect of childbirth aren’t widely discussed but a medical product does exist for pregnant women to help prevent tearing or the need […]

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  • Jelly Bean’s Birth Story

    It’s hard to believe that Jelly Bean has been here over three weeks already and yet in some ways it’s hard to imagine the days before he arrived, it just feels normal to have him here. My readers will not be surprised to learn that I was getting a little impatient towards the end of […]

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  • The Day That . . . I found the perfect gift!

    This is a review post, all words, images and opinions are my own. I was sent the framed print free of charge for the purpose of this post. I’m a bit of a sentimental old fool, I have kept every ticket and every receipt from dates, days out and holidays with my Hubby and our […]

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  • When Mummy Matters met Daddy Natal

    What kind of Twitter follower are you? Do you know everything there is to know about the people who you follow on Twitter, almost stalker-like or do you dip in and out when the mood takes you? I’m more of the second if I’m honest, I go through phases where I either concentrate solely on […]

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  • Labour Day!!!

    And so to complete the tale of my second pregnancy, I want to share with you the day that changed my life . . . . Monday 20th September 2010 was the due date for my second baby (a boy), a date that had been etched on my mind from the day we saw our […]

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