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Pregnancy and Birth Archives - Page 4 of 11 - Adele Jarrett-Kerr
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CategoryPregnancy and Birth

Welcome to the world, Ophelia


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As you may have guessed from the blog going quiet, our new baby, Ophelia Hope, is here! I won’t go into all the details (just yet) but she was born on Monday night at 40+3 weeks. So I guess I don’t only do 42-weekers! Not that I...

40 Weeks Pregnant – Due


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So today is the due date, according to our scan. Since only something like five per cent of women give birth on their due date and since my last baby was three hours’ short of being a 42-weeker, I feel like this is the one day I can completely...

How to Henna Your Pregnant Bump


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I mentioned last week in my Ten Lessons for a Positive Pregnancy post that having Laurence henna my bump has been a powerful way of celebrating this pregnancy, especially since we don’t expect to have any more children. I enjoyed having full...

Breastfeeding while pregnant – the third trimester


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I kind of wasn’t really expecting to ever write this post. I found breastfeeding in the first trimester such hard work, especially since it triggered nausea which led us to night wean. I was determined to take a “wait and see”...

Ten Lessons for a Positive Pregnancy


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Positive pregnancy – why does it matter? Or does it even matter? I flinch whenever I hear someone call birth experience a first world concern, mocking women for wanting a positive birth. Of course, any woman would choose a traumatic birth over...

37 Weeks Pregnant – Suddenly Impatient


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This feels like it’s been the longest week of the pregnancy so far. Hopefully that’s not an indicator of what is to come. I’ve filled our calendar so we hopefully avoid me moping around saying “I’m done with this! Out...

36 Weeks Pregnant – Heavily pregnant and slightly in denial


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No one’s more surprised than I that we’re this far along already. In fact, the baby’s dropped lots and Braxton Hicks have started but I’m still prone to forgetting altogether that I’m pregnant. Apart from a little...


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