Introducing Mabel May

On the 22nd July 2017 our family grew by one . One perfect little lady completed us. Mabel May Magovern was born at 2:34am weighing 8lb 8oz. Mabel was born at home, in water. It was a very straight forward…

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The importance of skin to skin with your newborn*

Newborn cuddles are just the best aren’t they? Following each of my births I have been handed my baby immediately as I was so keen to spend time giving my baby skin to skin having read about its amazing benefits. In…

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39 Weeks Pregnant – The Hardest Week Yet

This last week or so, leading up to being 39 weeks pregnant, has been the worst week of this pregnancy by far for a number of reasons; a. Matt has been doing longer hours than usual due to a colleague…

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Preparing for a home birth

That’s right – we have decided to go for a home birth. Obviously anything could happen and that might not be possible but it’s what we’re planning for and so I thought I would just share the how’s and why’s…

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35 WEEK PREGNANCY UPDATE – BABY NUMBER FOUR

Suddenly it feels as though we’re hurtling towards birth. Five weeks feels like a long time but as I write this I’m already half way through my 35th week of pregnancy and, if baby decided to come as early as…

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