Friday, 14 August 2015

#DressingTheBump My week in Uniqlo


As I am more than halfway through my pregnancy, my bump has decided to make an appearance!

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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Antenatal classes edit


I have been researching antenatal classes to help prepare myself (and MrL) for labour, giving birth and being parents. 

The idea is that you are prepared in order to have a better experience of birth and after pregnancy. I have never done this before, and I like to arm myself with as much literature and education as possible, so I will be looking into both NHS and paid for classes...

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Pregnancy Workout DVDs Edit


I have always been ‘a little bit’ active, and being pregnant reminds me that I need to have my body in peak physical condition. Peak physical condition for me, not compared to athletes or anything!

I am well aware that labour isn’t how Hollywood portrays, you don’t suddenly have a gush of liquid, 5 minutes later you’re yelling and then baby is born. Labour is a marathon, not a sprint, in most cases. First time mothers like me, may experience active labour for up to 8 hours, this is an average, so it could be shorter or longer than this. So, I am preparing for labour, the same way that one would prepare for a 5k.


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Monday, 3 August 2015

Baby on board



So, you have baby on board, what does that mean in terms of finances? You are entitled to have up to a year off for maternity leave , can you afford that?  Or , do you not have to worry as your company has a generous maternity leave scheme? How long will you take off for maternity leave? What is adequate? How long will your partner take? So many questions!
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Statutory maternity leave, means that all women who are employed can take up to 1 year off for maternity leave; a combination of 26 weeks ordinary maternity leave, plus 26 weeks additional maternity leave. 

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Chemical Free home cleaning

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I LOVE TO CLEAN! There I said it, but being pregnant has kind of taken the pleasure out of cleaning. 

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Eating through the trimesters


I was extremely lucky I think! During the first trimester some women experience loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss due to extreme vomiting and more. I, on the other hand, lost my sweet tooth, craved more spicy and savoury foods and the only heartbreaker for me was that I lost my love of cooked (not smoked) salmon.

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