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Pregnancy and Birth Archives - Page 3 of 11 - Adele Jarrett-Kerr
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CategoryPregnancy and Birth

On finding out that we’re having a third baby


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Moments after Ophelia was born, high on the experience of a home water birth, I declared that this was perfect and I was never going to do it again. No more babies. Maybe it was the easy start with Ophelia (she took to breastfeeding easily and was a...

Our hypnobirthing experience – and a KG hypnobirthing CD and book giveaway


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On the coach to London to take the first of our two-part KG hypnobirthing course with Katharine Graves, we were unsure of what to expect. We both admitted uncertainty about what it actually entailed or what we’d get out of it (if anything!)...

Pregnancy Isn’t Always Lovely – Hyperemesis Awareness Day


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I had the privilege of meeting and being inspired by mother and fellow blogger, Caitlin Dean, when we went WWOOFing on her sheep farm in Cornwall, where she lives with her husband and three kids. Caitlin is a three-time hyperemesis gravidarum...

Breastfeeding and Birth books for children – review and giveaway


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It always surprises me how interested children are in reading about the everyday. As in, I think we’ve probably read a book about going to the library – at the library. Books can powerfully demystify potentially scary or confusing...

Blogging Through Two Pregnancies


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Last week started on a high note with the news that I’m a finalist in the Mad Blog Awards. Thank you to all who nominated me. This little blog has come to mean a lot to me over the last three and a half years. To be up for “Best...

Burning the Umbilical Cord


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I first heard about umbilical cord burning from my doula. She suggested that it could be a ceremonial way to celebrate a baby’s final separation from her mother. I wasn’t totally convinced but my interest was piqued enough for me to go...

Ophelia’s home birth story


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I’ve wondered since what it could have looked like in a photograph – that moment she shot out of me with one last mighty push. I’m glad no camera caught it, that everyone in the room was too involved to pick up a camera. Seeing it...


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