2nd/3rd Trimester Must-Haves

For myself, the second and third trimesters of pregnancy have rolled into one. Possibly due to the fact that time just flies when you’re preparing for a baby and you know time is limited, but also because of the many appointments I have had on the way, making daily countdowns of ‘weeks to go’ aContinue reading “2nd/3rd Trimester Must-Haves”

The ‘Weight Worry’ Cycle

YouTube is playing Supersize vs. Superskinny in the background, I’m Googling the NHS Weight Loss Plan and looking into hypnotherapy for weight loss. It must be that time again… The Weight Worry Cycle (as I have named it) happens every few months or so for me, during which time I look at pictures of peopleContinue reading “The ‘Weight Worry’ Cycle”

Free STI/STD Test Kit

As an aspiring embryologist or fertility enthusiast (is that a phrase?) I am always on the lookout for great resources and information I can share on my blog related to sexual health and fertility. This is a personal space, but I’m hoping to also make it helpful to anyone who wants advice, guidance or simplyContinue reading “Free STI/STD Test Kit”

Going Flexitarian from Vegetarian

“I want to change from vegetarian to flexitarian, how do I do this? I want to eat meat again, what should I do? Am I a bad person for quitting being vegetarian? Should I stop being vegetarian? What exactly is a flexitarian? Is it right for me and my family?” Flexitarian, semi-vegetarian or flexible vegetarianContinue reading “Going Flexitarian from Vegetarian”

Palpitations in Pregnancy

Heart palpitations, online searches tell me, are common to a lot of people who suffer anxiety and other mental health issues, and apparently pregnant women too. Unfortunately, I am one of many women with a heart condition, Focal Ventricular Fibrillation, specifically. Which translates to a potential ‘wobble’ of the heart instead of beating properly, whenContinue reading “Palpitations in Pregnancy”

5 First Trimester Must-Haves

I am around 16 weeks pregnant – I never imagined I’d get here! It’s all gone so incredibly fast. As a second trimester mum-to-be I definitely found some of the tips bombarding me on the internet useful and downright necessary to live life in the first third of pregnancy. I decided to write down myContinue reading “5 First Trimester Must-Haves”

5 Early Pregnancy Symptoms

For any TTC (trying to conceive) woman, man or couple there’s so much Googling you can’t help but do. ‘Weird pregnancy symptoms’, ‘Is ____ a pregnancy symptom?’, and ‘definite list of pregnancy symptoms’ dominated my history. But what I really wanted was to hear the evidence from the Mums themselves. Even if it was wishfulContinue reading “5 Early Pregnancy Symptoms”

Prenatal Yoga

The NHS states that you should not try to lose weight during pregnancy if you’re overweight, it won’t help and may even be detrimental, but to keep active. On Bisoprolol I find myself perpetually out of breath when doing anything cardio-related. I’m not tired or struggling in my muscles to do the moves, but myContinue reading “Prenatal Yoga”

TTC Abbreviations — Solo Mum Overload

A brilliant post from Solo Mum Overload, with a glossary of TTC abbreviations and acronyms we all can use in forums and on instagram when talking about trying to conceive. Starting the IVF process, there is a whole host of another language to learn. Theres so much terminology, but when you’ve got the acronyms forContinue reading “TTC Abbreviations — Solo Mum Overload”