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motherhood, on our island

I had a VBAC. You can too!

As part of Birth Forward’s Caesarean Awareness Month campaign I felt the need to write my thoughts on the matter of c-sections. As someone who has achieved a natural birth after an emergency c-section I feel it is my duty to write about my experience.

First of all, dare to mention the word VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) and you’re bound to be met with an array of reactions. Most of these reactions are questions that come in a shocked tone. ‘How?’ ‘Can you even DO that?’ And then there’s the completely uneducated minority that dare to question the safety of such an experience as if you just woke up one morning and decided to give birth to your baby as naturally as possible without any guidance or professional advice.

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motherhood, style and beauty

How I made my stretch marks disappear

Every night, after I shower, I feel like kicking myself because I keep forgetting to write this post. It’s one of those things that I know will help women experiencing what I experienced. When I was pregnant with James a dreaded stretch mark appeared on my lower belly. 

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My VBAC story

I still remember the moment my doctor told me I could have a VBAC if I wanted to. He caught me off guard. I had never considered the possibility let alone dare to dream of such a thing. Yet here I am, months later, typing this story and having achieved a beautiful natural birth.

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New baby: The stuff I really use

There’s so much information out there, so many different products and gadgets, it’s no wonder new mums can get lost when it comes to buying stuff for their new baby. As a second-time mummy I thought it would be a good idea to list what I really use with James. The basics, no fuss, no muss.

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The truth about bed rest: One woman’s story

A couple of months ago I was contacted by a reader who wanted to know if I was interested in writing something about bed rest. She would tell her story, a first-hand account of what bed rest means and how to survive it.

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