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15 October 2018

Planned Caesarean VS VBAC

When I had an emergency caesarean with Willow back in 2016, I didn't know anything about caesareans, what the major abdominal surgery actually involved, what the healing and recovery process would be like, or the implications it may have for future pregnancies.

A photo of a newborn babygrow for a feature on choosing a planned caesarean or VBAC after an emergency caesarean
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1 October 2018

The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill

I have very openly discussed my increased anxiety with this pregnancy, particularly over on Instagram (@TattooedTealadyand The Positive Birth Book started to be a regular recommendation from other mamas who thought it would help, particularly with making me feel calmer about the birth of this baby.

A photo and review of The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill
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30 September 2018

Casdon Toy Chip n Pin Shopping Till Review

*Features press samples

Willow has always enjoyed a trip to the supermarket and as soon she was old enough to help me with 'scan as you shop' system in Tesco, she has helped me pick items, scan them and pop them in the trolley or basket. She especially loves the little mini trolleys at Morrisons and the Coop, where she really feels like a proper independent shopper.

A photo and review of the Casdon Toy Chip n Pin Shopping Till

One thing I've tried to get her more involved is by asking her to see if she can find specific items and also explaining that at the end of our shopping trip, when we have everything on our list, we have to pay for everything before taking it home. Over the past couple of weeks, Willow has had the chance to practice exactly that, after kindly being sent a Casdon Toy Chip n Pin Shopping Till* alongside a Food Shopping Basket Toy Set*, both from the Little Shopper range.
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28 September 2018

MAMA Academy Wellbeing Wallet

When I was pregnant with Willow I was given a Bounty pack by my midwife at my 8-week booking appointment to keep my maternity notes in, that broke within weeks of having it and was more a walking advertisement for Bounty that anything for me. This time around, I wanted to use something that would keep my maternity notes safe, would have some beneficial information for me and would also benefit other expectant mamas too. That's why as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I ordered a MAMA Academy Wellbeing Wallet.

A picture of the MAMA Academy Wellbeing Wallet
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26 September 2018

Breastfeeding: Will I Try Again?

Feeding your baby and how exactly you will do that is undoubtedly one of the first thoughts you have when you find out you're pregnant. Whether you've grown up around proud breastfeeders or formula feeding was the norm in your family, there is no avoiding the highly heated topic of 'breast vs formula', which is played out on social media and in mainstream media day in, day out.

A picture of a baby for a post on breastfeeding struggles
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