What childbirth has taught me about what I DON’T know.

I thought I’d be the classic breastfeeding new mum. I thought my plan to go through childbirth au naturel was fool proof. I thought I’d be a placid, yoga-posing Earth Mother post-birth with a baby hanging off my boob in a sling and a beatific smile lighting up my face from dawn to dusk; able…

Body, Balance and Spinning Babies!

Pregnancy is tough. There’s no doubt about it. Physically demanding, mentally exhausting; about 280 days of being completely taken over by another entity so miraculous and incomprehensible, some days I don’t know whether to cry or laugh! It’s such a surreal experience that even when friends who’ve gone through the motions tell you all about…

My Pregnancy Essentials: Oils

Aside from my daily dose of Pregnacare, there are two products I’ve consistently been using of late and would highly recommend to anyone – pregnant or no! Living in a country with low sunlight levels most of the year, topped with cold, mizzly and windy days, it’s hard to get naturally glowing skin. Half of…

Third Trimester: Nearly there!!

I can’t believe how quickly time has gone! I’m already in my third trimester and the exciting yet scary ending into a new beginning is in sight. Not long to go! That’s all I hear. It’s mad that I only have at most nine or ten odd weeks left – if I go full term….

Raising a Child as Gender Neutral

Header Image Credit Love him or hate him (I personally love him!) first-time dad Russell Brand made a joke previously about not imposing a gender on his new child and how he’s going to ‘let it grow up to be whatever the hell it is.. and never tell it there’s such a concept!’ I chuckled…

A History of Depression…

Like millions of others on this planet I’ve a history of depression. It’s forever recorded in my medical notes; the dominant narrator of my past that has shaped the person I am today and for many years took over my life’s driving seat while I watched on somewhat numb and perpetually medicated. In a way…

Low lying Placenta – Cause for Concern?

While still riding high after my recent pregnancy scan, it wasn’t until several hours later at home that I remembered something the nurse had said twice during the procedure that promptly brought me down to earth with a ‘bump’. Considering this is my first pregnancy and I have no siblings with children or no mammy to…

Think you’re a Coeliac? You may very well be!

I get asked all the time how I found out I’m coeliac and what my symptoms were leading up to my diagnosis, and usually those questions are swiftly followed by a sigh and ‘I think I might have it too y’know… what do you think?’ Well it’s possible! I tell them. Because it is. We…

It’s aaaaaaaaa…….FOOT!!

I had my second scan today and suffice to say neither myself nor my partner could wait to find out the baby’s sex. After all that!! As SOON as we entered the fetal assessment clinic the nurse asked if we had any questions before she began… ‘Can you tell the sex?’ I blurt out like an…

Sleeping on back dangerous when pregnant?!

I try to take everything I read on the Daily Schmail with a pinch of salt as it’s nought but an addictive, fear-mongering, women attacking rag. But when I saw this article I had to pay attention! The reason being, I’ve started to sleep on my back. I always slept and have only been comfortable…

Dermalex Rosacea Cream: Review

Why I bought it/What it’s for:  I first purchased Dermalex Rosacea cream about two years ago when I was coming to the end of my skin dramas and needed a lil something to try and reduce the redness/rosacea/facial flushing that was left over from years of swelling and acne (never mind the ‘curse of the…

Embarrassing admission #2

I celebrated my 30th last week and my wonderful cousin got me the most glorious gluten-free cake. I mean, AMAZING. Anyway, for days after we slowly chipped away at the cake and accompanying cupcakes and finally got down to the last slab. I couldn’t stomach any more butter and sugar so I told my partner he…