This pregnancy corner of my blog shares my pregnancy diary which outlines my week-by-week progression starting from early pregnancy at 4 weeks pregnancy, plus my trimester recaps like my second trimester diary. But it also shares how I’d like to give birth with the help of hypnobirthing, my birth plan, and even pregnancy self care ideas to help keep us relaxed throughout every stage of this challenging journey.

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Fourth Trimester Recap

2nd June 2023

Wow, what an overwhelming, emotional, challenging, yet rewarding twelve weeks. The fourth trimester is something else, and the struggles of the other three trimesters whilst pregnant is just incomparable! The biggest difference being, this trimester involves looking after a newborn with no idea what you’re doing. I guess I should break this recap down into […]

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My Positive Birth Story

13th February 2023

I always wanted a written version of my birth story to reflect back on. Throughout my pregnancy when asking friends and family about their experience, most of them had forgotten a lot of what happened and when. That’s completely understandable when so much goes on during it, and then your mind goes to mush once […]

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Third Trimester Recap

11th January 2023

The third trimester is a whirlwind of ups and downs, from my experience. From the increase in excitement that the final trimester (whilst pregnant) is finally here, to the overwhelming worry whether you’ve got everything prepared: your hospital bag, birth plan, baby essentials and everything else that’s to come…labour. The first trimester was tough due […]

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My Birth Plan (+ Birth Plan Template)

23rd November 2022

When we were trying to conceive, and through the early months of pregnancy, the thought of a birth plan scared me. I used to think there was so much pressure to make the right decisions on how to give birth, what pain relief to use (if any), where to give birth and so on. What […]

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Pregnancy Self Care Ideas

8th November 2022

Pregnancy is something I’ll forever be grateful for experiencing. But just because I’m grateful for embarking on this journey does not mean it’s been an easy ride. Pregnancy…is tough. From the chaotic first trimester with all its new and sometimes odd symptoms, to the breeze of a second trimester (in my experience), through to the […]

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Second Trimester Recap

25th October 2022

The second trimester was far more positive than the first trimester, but it still had its ups and downs. Let’s start with the positives… Pregnancy Glow – I was greeted with this quite early on and I’m so thankful for that. The difference it made to my self-esteem, even when there were times I still […]

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My Early Pregnancy Symptoms

29th July 2022

After trying to conceive for over a year, I was no stranger to trying to spot early pregnancy symptoms. Every little change in my mood and body left me thinking, “could this be it?”. Every little twinge or ache had me believing it could be implantation cramps. Funnily enough though, the month we finally found […]

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