• Trying for a baby – 12 things no-one ever tells you about when you don’t get pregnant

    November 2, 2018

    What are the things no-one ever tells you about trying for a baby…when you don’t get pregnant? And NO, this isn’t a surprise pregnancy announcement or a stealth hint that we’re trying for a third baby (don’t get too excited, mum!). But I was writing about Fertility Week for work, and one of the things…

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  • Should pregnant women be given seats on public transport? The #ExpectingChange campaign

    July 8, 2018

    (Sponsored content) What was your experience of public transport like, when you were pregnant? Did you find people were quick to offer you a seat, or did you suddenly become curiously invisible – despite a very obvious bump? Did you ever pluck up the courage to ask for a seat when you had a baby…

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  • There’s no ‘right’ way to be pregnant

    February 6, 2017

    Beyoncé is pregnant, with twins! Finally, some happy news in this horrible news season. She announced it on Instagram with a glorious photo that was brilliant and ever-so-slightly bonkers, in the best way. I’m sure you’ve seen it, along with millions of other people. Lovely, right? But wait, what’s that? ‘Hey Beyonce, as a mum of…

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  • How to hide early pregnancy from friends and collagues

    February 1, 2017

    How to hide early pregnancy from your friends and colleagues, peers and so on? While it’s totally up to you when you tell everyone the news – and who you tell – lots of people wait until after the first scan at 10-13 weeks or until they are out of the first trimester, for reassurance. It’s…

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  • Just found out you’re pregnant…?

    January 23, 2017

    Just found out you’re pregnant? I know this is the most popular time for people to find out about pregnancies and lots of people come by looking for pregnancy information. So hello! For everyone who is pregnant or those who think you might have early pregnancy symptoms – eeek – here’s all my favourite and most…

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  • Pregnancy symptoms I didn’t have

    June 25, 2016

    I’ve talked a lot about pregnancy symptoms I did have when I was pregnant (here in my posts on unusual pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy symptoms in the second trimester) but what about pregnancy symptoms I didn’t have? This might sound fairly random, I know – but bear with me! When it’s your first pregnancy and…

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  • Pregnancy and the secrets of the fourth trimester – shhh!

    February 10, 2016

    You’ve reached the end of pregnancy and your newborn baby is here; you’ve entered the fourth trimester. So what IS the fourth trimester, and what are the nitty gritty details and secrets about new motherhood and the fourth trimester that no-one ever tells you or prepares you for? For starters, what is the fourth trimester?…

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