A couple of things (and WIN brilliant pregnancy book your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan)

May 18, 2018

Here’s a couple of things we’ve been liking lately, including The Letdown and a competition to win a copy of a brilliant new pregnancy book, Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan…

The Letdown

The Letdown – Firstly, who’s seen it? I’m only a couple of episodes in but I love it! It’s an Australian series about new motherhood, featuring a new mum of a two-month-old who’s adjusting to life with a baby, and her encounters with the world around her including the parenting group she attends.

It really captures that time of the early baby days, when it’s a bewildering kind of a Twilight Zone, and the disconnected sense of everything being the same, but completely different, and awful but amazing at the same time (often at exactly the same time). So much of it is familiar – the joy! The despair! The unwanted advice! And so on.

Warning, it is very close to the bone – if you’re still in that stage then it might make for a really uncomfortable watch. But we’re far enough out of the baby days for it not to be quite so painful, I reckon.

It’s on Netflix, in gloriously easy 26 minute slots – let me know what you think…

The No-Guilt Pregnancy Plan – I was recently sent a copy of this book and it’s one of the books I wish had been around when I was pregnant…

Your no guilt pregnancy plan

Written by Rebecca Schiller aka the Hackney Doula on Twitter, Your no Guilt Pregnancy Guide is described as a revolutionary guide to pregnancy and new motherhood. It’s a pregnancy guide, but offers information without any judgement – and the emphasis is on giving the facts and information, but on letting you make pregnancy choices that are right for you.

It also covers the ‘afterwards’ as well, from a timeline of the first week through to exactly what you can expect from your body – and mind – which is refreshing seeing as all the emphasis is usually on the baby and not you.

Your no guilt pregnancy plan competition

The introduction made me have *something in my eye* – but how amazing is the Lego comment?

I have three copies of the book which you can win in my new giveaway.

To enter – Use the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment to let me know if you’d keep the book, or who you’d give it to:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The three winners will be picked from all valid entries received before the closing date of 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd June.

And finally, make sure you’re up-to-date with my recent posts – our Disneyland Paris trip tips and how to avoid the cinema being a parenting disaster movie


  • Alyssa

    May 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I would keep it because I hope to be pregnant again soon 🙂

  • claire woods

    May 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    My friend Rachel

  • Angela Treadway

    May 21, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    i would give to a friend whos having a baby x

  • Solange

    May 22, 2018 at 12:10 am

    I would give it to a friend who’s just found out she’s pregnant.


    May 22, 2018 at 3:04 am

    I would give this prize to my niece

  • Alice Dixon

    May 22, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I’d love a read if it, so I’d keep it for myself

  • Rosemary Tily

    May 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    My younger daughter who is expecting her first baby in early September.

  • Margaret Gallagher

    May 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    My great neice – perfect fir her

  • Laura Pritchard

    May 22, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    I’d give this to my sister in the hope she’ll have a more guilt-free time than I did!

  • Michelle Ferguson

    May 22, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I would give it to my friend who is pregnant

  • Kay

    May 23, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I love the letdown… it was so good! I watched in two days

    Kay xx

  • S Kerry

    May 23, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    I’d like it for myself, currently pregnant with my first baby, due in August 🙂

  • Kelly Whitfield

    May 23, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I’d keep it as I’ve just found out I am pregnant for the first time!

  • Dale Dow

    May 24, 2018 at 10:49 am

    I would be giving it to my pregnant great niece, her first baby!

  • Rosemary Tily

    May 31, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I would give it to my daughter who is 26 weeks pregnant!

  • Rosemary Tily

    May 31, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I would give it to my daughter who is 26 weeks pregnant!

  • Christopher Read

    June 2, 2018 at 12:17 am

    We would keep it 🙂 Great comp – thanks for running this

  • janine atkin

    June 2, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    id give this to my sister in law

  • Kim Styles

    June 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    My god daughter has just found out she is expecting her second baby ,this would be a great gift for her.

  • Angela Kelly

    June 3, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I’d give it to my friend, who’s expecting her first baby.

  • laura stewart

    June 3, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    would love to win for my step daughter who is due in july x

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