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15 weeks – blood pressure

This week has mainly been about blood pressure! When I last blogged, I was waiting to speak to a doctor about why they wanted to start me on a drug to lower my BP, when my readings at home were within the normal range. On Monday I went back to the day assessment unit (DAU) where I had last seen
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14 weeks – first appointment at twins antenatal clinic

I can’t promise that I will have enough time to blog every week of pregnancy like I did in my second pregnancy, but I wanted to keep a record for myself of how things progress and thought it might be useful for others to read about a twin pregnancy too. It’s clear just from this week that this pregnancy will
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A trimester of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)

They say be careful what you wish for. When I first wrote about being pregnant after my miscarriage in the summer I said I was hoping that I would be more sick. At the time (about 5 weeks) I still only had nausea as opposed to vomiting too, and my pregnancy that ended in miscarriage never had developed sickness to
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Don’t mention ginger! It doesn’t help severe pregnancy sickness or #hyperemesis

I’m sure you’ve all noticed the big announcement in the news this week – little Prince George is going to be a big brother. Obviously that’s very happy news, but like when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their first pregnancy, this announcement has had to come earlier than the usual 12 week milestone when many people share their
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Breastfeeding toddlers & beyond: not as weird as you might think – #KBBF2014

The theme for today in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt is “Breastfeeding Beyond a Year”. I still remember the feeling when Andrew, my eldest son, got to his first birthday and was still breastfeeding. At the time I wrote a blog post on it called the not-so-crazy world of toddler breastfeeding. After all the struggles we’d had in the
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Why I Chose to Breastfeed – #KBBF2014

The theme for today in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding scavenger hunt is ‘Why I chose to breastfeed’, which I thought was a great title to write to. The so-called ‘benefits’ of breastfeeding are often talked about when people are trying to explain what’s so good about breastfeeding, and indeed there are many reasons why breastfeeding is a good thing. But
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Keep Britain Breastfeeding scavenger hunt 2014

I can’t believe another year has passed and it’s nearly time for the annual Keep Britain Breastfeeding scavenger hunt again. I enjoyed the past two years that I’ve taken part in it, and as breastfeeding still seems to be going strong in our household, I’m glad to be back taking part again this year. You can read my posts from
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3 year breastfeeding anniversary

It’s been a loooong time since I last wrote a post on breastfeeding. I’ve been meaning to for a while, but other posts and other things in life have pushed it down my priority list. When Andrew turned 3 a few weeks ago, his birthday marked our 3 year breastfeeding anniversary, and that, I thought, deserved a write up of
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“Paid” to breastfeed – crazy or cost-effective?

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on breastfeeding. I’ve been thinking about writing one now that we’ve somehow got to a point where I’m tandem nursing 2 toddlers, but with everything going on, it’s not actually happened yet. However, something in the news this week has prompted me to write because I’d like to note and share
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A snip of the tongue

Ever since we went through the process of getting Andrew’s tongue tie assessed and snipped when he was nearly 10 weeks old, I have been very keen to share our story and spread the word about tongue tie in babies. In my experience, there is not much information about it from prominent sources such as antenatal info packs and classes,
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