What Are Kegels and Why Should You Be Doing Them?

What Are Kegels and Why Should You Be Doing Them?

I often post on my Instagram stories attempting positivity and reminding my followers to stay hydrated, wear their SPF, treat themselves well and to do their Kegels. But last week a close friend messaged me to ask, “uh Lex, what are Kegels?” and I realised that perhaps this term wasn’t as well known as I had assumed. Anyone who has given birth will likely have been reminded of their importance...

The Shit No One Tells You About Terminating A Pregnancy… And Not Regretting It

The Shit No One Tells You About Terminating A Pregnancy… And Not Regretting It

This story is that of the author’s experience and may or may not reflect anyone else’s. For information, advice and tailored support services, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service are on-hand to discuss options with all pregnant people. The author of this piece has chosen to stay anonymous but I should make clear here that Eat Weep Mum Repeat supports everyone's choice to make decisions about...

I chose not to have an abortion. But I believe everyone should have the choice.

I chose not to have an abortion. But I believe everyone should have the choice.

TW: Pregnancy termination, pregnancy loss, death, sexual assault, graphic descriptions of medical procedures. This gets graphic and uncomfortable, so please don't read on if you feel that these themes could upset you. Statistics referred to in this piece have come from a variety of sources, including the NHS, British Pregnancy Advisory Service, UN, World Health Organisation, Guttmacher Institute...

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

There are over 14 million people disabled people in the UK who each live with unique talents and challenges in their daily life; and those with invisible illnesses often go misunderstood. For those that are parents, particularly to young children, there's lots of workarounds and things to consider that many people won't have ever thought of. Rachel talks through her experience as a mum to a...

The Shit No One Tells You About Taking Meds During Pregnancy

The Shit No One Tells You About Taking Meds During Pregnancy

Most of us take medication at some point during our lives, but what happens to the impact of these when we're pregnant? Steph gives her firsthand account of baby withdrawal and difficult decisions. So will she do things differently this time around? You may be surprised... This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger)....