All posts tagged: Pregnancy

Elvie : Your very personal trainer and your Pelvic Floor best friend

Today, I am going to talk a taboo subject. Taboo for a reason I ignore. I wish I had known about it when I had my first baby. When I was pregnant with Baby3, one lady of the Elvie team contacted me to try their personal trainer and talk about it. I was first a bit reluctant and had to think. Why? I asked myself why did I feel ashamed to talk about something women related and that it is so important? Why? Maybe because of my own experience. Let’s go back together in 2011 when I delivered my first daughter after a very fast labour. Unfortunately, when she passed, my urethra has been damaged and I will never forget what the consultant told me few minutes after having my baby. I have been told that I will be incontinent all my life and would have to wear a catheter for few months. All of this was so overwhelming between the joy of having my first baby and our first meeting and the cold consultant …

#39 Weeks update: Baby and Mum Hospital Bag essentials

Our choice has been made clear: I will give birth in Labour ward. Not by choice, by necessity. I am GBS+. GBS +, What dos this mean? “GBS is one of many bacteria that can be present in our bodies. It doesn’t usually cause any harm. When this happens it’s called “carrying” GBS or being colonised with GBS. It’s estimated about one pregnant woman in five in the UK carries GBS in their digestive system or vagina. Around the time of labour and birth, many babies come into contact with GBS and are colonised by the bacteria. Most are unaffected, but a small number can become infected.” NHS Website Extract “Carrying group B Strep (GBS) is perfectly normal and natural. It is normal gut flora in 20-30% of people (men and women), and ‘colonises’ the vagina in roughly 22% of all women. Although GBS can be passed through sexual contact, it is not a sexually transmitted disease, and carrying the bacterium is not associated with any health risks or symptoms to the carrier.” Group B Strep Support Website …

NHS Birth Plan and choices: Why will I never choose Home Birth?

Good morning all of you! I hope you are well on this Tuesday morning. JUNE now and I shared with you few days ago some third trimester symptoms and tips. These last few weeks being the most enjoyable, but also the hardest for body and mind: I think this is the best time to pamper yourself and prepare yourself to labour. So I have instituted a routine every evening to gather myself and be more connected to baby bump and my body. It is not easy during the day to really be conscious of what is going on inside of myself when running after a very active toddler, trying to teach a pre-schooler and coping with all the housekeeping tasks. So at the end of the day, when things eventually slow down, I try to grasp the most possible of time for myself and little one to link in a calmer atmosphere. It is a magic moment  I do need to prepare myself properly to labour. I have always done it, like if my mind and …

My Baby SPA routine at home {Review of StorkSak Organics Baby Spa Gift Set}

Family time are part of these enjoyable moments in life. We try, the best we can, to have some magic moment with each of our daughter. I love building memories with them by adding to their repertories some new tastes, scents, sounds, anything really as I realise every day how simple things in my childhood always come to my mind in a flash back : the smell of mint tea always reminds me our holidays… fresh bread recalls me to the Sunday’s morning awakening when my mother used to prepare us Moroccan bread. Bath time, being one of this rare instant between my babies and I for relaxing and bonding in a more intense one-to-one relation, I have established once a week a really Baby Spa at home. We try not to waste water and to use it moderately so usually our daughters have showers like Bath during the week but the week-end {day depending in my mood and strength}, they have a lovely long bath followed by a message session with a very special and dedicated guest : ME! Regarding Baba1 allergies and skin …

Pregnancy Third Trimester: Symptoms, Tips and updates

Good morning Mama’s & Papa’s Today, Pregnancy Talk and mostly third trimester symptoms. The third trimester of  pregnancy is from week 29 to week 40 {months seven, eight and nine}.   This trimester, while being the last, is not the least. The days go on and on and inescapably, the feeling of the end approches too. Between excitement and worries, we get a bit lost, a bit confused. And above all these already busy feelings Shambles, you need to add a lot of new symptoms that are not really easy to cop with. The last few weeks have always been for me like a challenge between backache, heartburn and the need to clean and prepare everything around the house. On top of this, this happiness melt with anxiety when thinking about labour and all the things that might happen and the changes that will then occur. Pregnancy challenges you in the deepest of yourself: finding some echoes in your childhood and roots, while creating new experiences, new memories. Each stade is full of its own trials, …

My Newborn and Maternity FRUGI Sales Haul!

Hi! I am running late today! I absolutely wanted to share with you this deal today! I received my order on Saturday and because we were out yesterday and this morning, I was unable to post until now. I hope you can still enjoy it. Do you know FRUGI? Frugi is a UK brand that makes Organic clothes that are cut for clothes! I am a cloth bumming mum and I shall recognise that classic clothes can be a bit short over a cloth diaper So that might be a solution, let’s see. Here is what I bought from their Sale sections: ~ Newborn  Bubbly Baby Gift Set :£10.20 ~ Newborn Duck Charlie Romper : £6 ~ 0-3 months Daisy Dino Kneepatch Dungarees : £6 ~ 0-6 months Hedgehog Flexi Grow: £7.20 And for baby bump and breastfeeding: ~  Top and Tie Cardi : £20 Have a look at my video to see how stunning they look! I looooove them! I love the colours, the sizing , everything. They will make great gifts and I …

Are Emma’s Diary Free Packs Useful?

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! Well, today’s talk: Pregnancy! If you are pregnant or have been pregnant –sorry guys not you-, you know about this: Emma’s diary. We all remember our first 12 weeks appointment with the midwife and the Bounty Pregnancy Information folder that she, obviously, generously gave to us , along with our Beloved Green Notes {will explain this later}. [Note to myself: notes are not green anymore: NHS finally understood that a bit of confidentiality is Great!] Well in this pack, along with a LOOOOOOOT of vouchers {you will get used to them even if annoying}, you receive your Emma’s Diary Pregnancy Guide. This Guide has been my little comforter for my first pregnancy. I really loved it as it was giving me what I did not find in my NHS care, through my midwife: Advices, tips, and explanations. I found It was clever to describe pregnancy symptoms through Emma’s pregnancy {She gets pregnant very often, though! just joking}. Through her own journey, I was finding that my own was normal and had nothing …

A healthy pregnancy snack: CocoPeanut Bliss Balls

My first recipe inspired by paleo and keto snacks and that I love preparing {really easy} and eating {really yummy and contenting}, some bliss balls. {Pssst…if you want , you can find  more Paleo and keto Recipes in the blog.} You can vary the taste by using all kind of nuts and nuts butter. INGREDIENTS What you need: ~100gr Peanut butter ~100 gr walnuts ~ 50 gr coconut flakes ~ a food processor ~ a fridge ~ two hands and a starving tummy 🙂 PREPARATION   In your food processor, put the walnuts and the coconut flakes and mix together until you obtain a fine powder. Transfer in a bol, add peanut butter and mix well until obtaining a past you can make balls with. If necessary, add a bit more peanut butter or coconut oil. Form the balls and roll them on some coconut flakes. Put them in fridge for 1 hour, and now enjoy. {can be kept in a tight container or in fridge for 2 weeks} Here, more Healthy Pregnancy snacks :-}

Pregnancy

As you know pregancy is a period of life when your body changes a lot and its demands too. The first Trimester is a very exiting but also very exhausting with all the hormonal changes, nauseas, morning sickness… So A new Category, where I will try to share some tips to help you cop with all these little things and share with you some good deals. The category is Pregnancy Tips, will add little by little. The last trimester is the most demanding and you are exploring new sensations {baby know kicking and moving around} and also new pregnancy related “issues”: insomnia, heartburn , ligament pains and a bit more… The most impressive thing and most difficult to deal with –for me– is The hunger! Yes, during pregnancy, and obviously the last trimester, I do transform and change myself to a big and enormous stomac with legs, only looking for food and starving almost all the time…not a funny feeling and it is quite hard to fight it as you really are HUNGRY. So to …