In the Daisy Field

It has been a long time since my husband Jacob lived in the county of Hertfordshire, in the small town of Ware, surrounded by lovely English countryside. When I moved with Jacob to start our new life in London, I brought my very old Labrador, Orion, with me so we would frequently escape from the…

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Must-have Kids´ Hats

Are you also one of those mommies who can’t wait for sunny summer days spent somewhere on the beach by the sea or in a nature? If so, you probably also enjoy packing for your trip, preparing your and your baby’s outfits, and dressing your little bundle of joy in tiny shorts and T-shirt, and…

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Giving Birth at UCL Hospital

Natural birth into water? Leo is not Cancer! At long last I was about to give birth! (Article is continuation of previous one.) Although my first regular contractions started at around eight that evening and were six to eight minutes apart, I wasn’t sure if they were ‘Braxton Hicks’ contractions (false labour) or the real…

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Being Pregnant in London: Part 3

Late-term pregnancy: Man proposes, but God disposes I can honestly say that my entire pregnancy was easy and happy, without any serious complications. There was nothing to suggest to me that I would not give birth around the day of my due date. The plan was simple: around 19 July I would deliver my baby…

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Being Pregnant in London: Part 2

Second trimester: Catching the waves of hypnobirthing Most pregnant women agree that the second trimester is the easiest three months of the pregnancy, some even calling it the ‘honeymoon period’. For me, by the end of the first trimester I could see calm and happy days to come, once it was clear from the ultrasound…

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Being Pregnant in London: Part 1

What is it like to be pregnant in London? To some extent, the same as anywhere else in the world. Your pregnancy hormones go up and down and you look forward to the arrival of your baby. And, if you are lucky enough to have family support and a great partner, these can be some…

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