Health · Maternity Matters

The Tommy’s Awards 2016 and why Maternity Matters

Last week I had the absolute honour and privilege of attending the Tommy’s Awards, where I was shortlisted for the Mum’s Voice award. Tommy’s is a charity very close to my heart, having been the first cause I chose to support following my experience of pre-eclampsia in my first pregnancy. To be nominated, over 5… Continue reading The Tommy’s Awards 2016 and why Maternity Matters

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35 & 36 weeks: packing ‘that’ bag and getting prepared

So now I’m on maternity leave, things are getting scarily real. There’s actually a baby on the way pretty soon! In between daytime TV property makeover shows and ill-advisedly watching old episodes of One Born, I’ve started ‘getting organised’ as best I can – and job one was packing the hospital bag (or bags as… Continue reading 35 & 36 weeks: packing ‘that’ bag and getting prepared

Health · Maternity Matters · Photography

p is for photos and precious moments

I’m proud to be engaged in the #MatExp (Maternity Experience) community on Twitter – a group of like-minded health professionals and parents with a shared passion for creating and seeing change for the better in our UK maternity services. It’s a stimulating and enriching community to be involved in, from both a professional and personal… Continue reading p is for photos and precious moments

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27 weeks: best laid birth plans

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Cauliflower Pregnancy symptom of the week: Random nosebleeds! Aside from my nose randomly erupting at various points over the last few days (I’ve had three unprovoked nosebleeds now), I’ve had an uneventful pregnancy week. Bump continues to grow and wriggle and I continue to heave myself around,… Continue reading 27 weeks: best laid birth plans